Toronto Mapuche People’s Solidarity Film Film Festival

Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 23:00 to Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 14:30

In Benefit of the Mapuche Communities in Conflict of so-called Southern Chile, affected by the violent Earthquake

In Memory of Matias Catrileo, Alex Lemun, and Jaime Collío, murdered by the repressive forces of the Chilean State.


Panaderia Barreda Chilean Bakery - 262 Christie St.

The Toronto Women's Bookstore - 73 Harbord St.


Grand Opening: Saturday March 27th Beginning @ 7 P.M.

Indigenous sovereignty night at the Birge Carnegie Reading Room - 95 Charles St. W. (on the corner of Queen's Park Crescent, just east of Museum Station)


Presenting the exclusive premiers of the documentaries:


"The Voice of the Mapuche" (La Voz Mapuche) [Mapuche Nation, Wallmapu] 2009.

The Mapuche People knew how to overcome the invading Spanish Crown, and later resist State imposed colonialism. Horizontal organization and the strength to overcome are characteristics that have allowed the Mapuche to maintain their identity and struggle against the transnational corporate invasion of their ancient territory; confronting prison and cowardly murders until today. The testimonies, the ancient wisdom, and the vision of men, women, children, youth and elders are present in "the Voice of the Mapuche."  113 minutes.

- An independent Production by Pablo Fernandez and Andrea Henriquez.  "Chile" 2009.

- Winner of the Original Peoples Franja Award - Social and Human Rights Film Festival, Valparaiso, Chile, 2009.


"Day Zero" [Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, 2006]

A "JEEX" production of the Kanohnstaton ("The Protected Land") Reclamation Site that shows the incredible account of resistance, courage and dignity of women, men, youth and elders on April 20, 2006, in confronting the repressive invasion of the Ontario Provincial Police. The mobilization for the Kanohnstaton Reclamation in the area of Caledonia, would become a historical reference and example of struggle for the future generations of Turtle Island and the rest of the world.  50 minutes.


Report Back on the Anti-Olympics Convergence, Vancouver 2010.

The show, the farce, the gag of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games - the displacement and plunder of indigenous Peoples and lands, the gentrification of a city, and the mobilization and resistance of the Peoples that confronted it.  50 minutes.

- A WCCC [Toronto] Production, 2010.

- Plus a panel discussion and much more...


Sunday, March 28th: Get ready for the G20: More than 200 years of resistance...

@ The Cat's Eye, 150 Charles St. W.

The premier of five documentaries that reflect the impunity, the repression, the plunder, the corruption and responsibility of the State and its various complicit governments in the economic, cultural, and territorial dependency and depredation of our peoples and their natural resources throughout almost 200 years...


1 P.M. "Balseros" [The Raft Refugees] Cuba (2005)

"Balseros" develops the universal spirit, the adventure and the drama suffered by immigrants in search of a "better" life. The film oversees the story of several Cuban raft refugees in their journey cross borders in a moving odesy. 120 minutes.

- Winner in the Havana Film Festival, 2005.

- Winner of the IDA Award and nominated for best foreign film 2005


3:15 P.M. "Atenco: A State Crime" [Atenco: Un Crimen de Estado] (Mexico 2007)***

Filmed in the Mexican city of Atenco, where police brutality, rigged trials, impunity murders and torture are all central elements for the use of State Terrorism and its machinery used to displace peoples and their surroundings. An incredible display of resistance and courage by the Atenco Peasant Movement in the struggle for their social, political and territorial rights.  90 minutes.

- Colectivo Klamve Production


5 P.M. "The Landless. On the Paths of America" (Brazil, 2004)

In a country with one of largest agricultural spaces in the world, the land is not only a right, but also sustains life. However in Brazil, 50% of cultivable land is in the hands of 1% of the population, allowing for millions of families to go without land or a better future - stuck in shanty "Favelas," surrounded by poverty and violence. The Landless Peasant Movement proposes a reclamation of what was they were ousted of and the creation of self-sustainability.  75 minutes.

- A Miguel Barros Production - Brazil, 2004


6:30 P.M. - "Memory of Plunder/ Social Genocide" Argentina (2005)

The film depicts the recent catastrophe in Argentina, where one of the richest countries in South America would suffer hunger and was attacked by silent and systematic aggression, leaving more dead than in the era of State Terrorism and the Falkland Islands war. In the name of Globalization and Free Trade, the economic recipes of international organizations would allow for the social genocide and the financial debacle of a country, which allowed for the suppression of social rights and condemned thousands to death through malnutrition, were crimes against humanity during peace time.  120 minutes

- A Documentary by Pino Solanas

- Winner of the Oso de Oro Award, Best Screenplay and Best Latin American Documentary in the 8th Latin American Film Festival of Los Angeles.


8:30 P.M. "Aniceto: Reason of State" (2009)

The history, the project, the rights if the Sovereign Mapuche Nation, in the testimony of ancient authority, Aniceto Norin - Mapuche Cheif (Lonko) - unjustly arrested and imprisoned by the authorities under the racist laws of the Chilean State.  45 minutes.


***All Films with English Subtitles***

(Except Films with ***)
***March 27th - Full Opening Night - $10 @ the Door
***March 28th - $8 in advance/$10 @ the Door per screening
*** $30 - Entire Festival


Endorsed By:

VUSAC - Victoria University Student Administrative Council

The Aboriginal Studies Program - University of Toronto

The Equity Studies Program - University of Toronto

OLAS - Organization of Latin American Students - University of Toronto

No One is Illegal Toronto

Victoria College Campus at the University of Toronto
95 & 150 Charles St. W.
43° 57' 5.13" N, 78° 18' 32.976" W
Saturday: 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
WCCC [Toronto]

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