The 14th Irish Latin American Film Festival - 2013
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The 14th Irish Latin American Film Festival 2013 will take place once again in Belfast and Dublin, featuring shorts and documentaries about this most interesting continent. Latin America was the first to experience the disastrous impact of neoliberal masochism (that we are now experiencing in Ireland with an apathetic attitude) and the first to revolt against it. An example in this Festival is Water Rising and the resistance to privatization of water in Bolivia. It has seen a resounding return for Chávez, Morales and Correa. They have made corporations and the well-off pay their taxes (receipts have almost double in six years) raising public investment to 15% of national income, extending public ownership and re-regulating the banking system to support development!
Admission is free to this bilingual Film Festival, but attendees are requested to be on time for the screenings.
Beginners starting Monday 21st January until Monday 8th April 6pm - 7.30pm
Continuation starting Monday 21st January until Monday 8th April 7.45pm - 9.15pm
Beginners starting Thursday 24th January until Thursday 28th March 6pm - 7.30pm
Continuation starting Thursday 24th January until Thursday 28th March 7.45pm - 9.15pm
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Venue: Light House Cinema
Date: 8th-15th June
We had a full house in The Light House cinema last Sunday for the premiere of Even the Rain. If you missed it, there's no cause for worry as the film starring Gael Garcia Bernal, is out this Friday exclusively at Light House Cinema. The film will run for one week from Friday 8th June. We hope you can make it down. It is an excellent film and well worth seeing.
The colonized are now the colonizers - Irish companies involved in large scale land acquisitions overseas
***Groups across Ireland organize activities to mark 17th April, International Day of Peasant Struggle of Via Campesina
***Irish company involved in landgrabbing
***30,000 hectares of publicly owned land now privatized in Serbia by Irish investors
Over the last ten years foreign governments and private firms have been increasingly investing and acquiring large surfaces of fertile land in other countries - especially in Africa and Asia - but also in Latin America and in Eastern Europe, for the purpose of agricultural production and export.
Venue: LASC, 5 Merrion Row, Dublin 2
Date: Friday 27th of April 2012,
Friday 27th of April 2012, will mark two years since the date of the armed ambush on the caravan carrying humanitarian aid to the men, women, and children of the autonomous municipality of San Juan Copala, Oaxaca.