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Simon’s Rock Activist Collective Co-Hosts Film Screening and Bi-Lingual Discussion at Triplex Cinema.


Theme of focus is Oaxaca, Mexico: Connections between home communities in Oaxaca, and Berkshire County.

Great Barrington, MA — The Simon’s rock Activist Collective in partnership with the Railroad Street Youth Project is pleased to present a free public screening of the documentary film Land, Rain and Fire. The screening will take place on Tuesday, April 10th, from 5:30 to 7 PM at the Triplex Cinema in Great Barrington. The documentary uses personal testimonials to illuminate the political, economic, and social roots leading to the movement for a people’s government in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Directly following the screening there will be a bi-lingual discussion between American citizens and members of the immigrant community residing in Berkshire County. Discussion hosts include Albaro and Rafael Francisco, (Oaxacan immigrants and owners of Taqueria Azteca in Great Barrington) Orlando Vargas, Lannie Moore, (Program Director at the Rail Road Street Youth Project) and Simon’s Rock senior, Katharina Kempf who has studied abroad in Oaxaca, and is writing about the movement for her senior thesis.

Please contact Katharina Kempf (kkempf03) for more information.