Sunday, September 23, 2007

Fargo-Moorhead premiere of "No Volveran!"

I don't know how many local readers I get, but if you are in the F-M area, you should check this out. I would very much like to meet up with some like-minded locals. The following is from the Hands off Venezuela Campaign.

F-M Premiere of "No Volveran!" A new film on the Venezuelan Revolution

What: A public meeting of the F-M Hands Off Venezuela Campaign

When: Tuesday, October 2 at 6:30 pm

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Fargo-Moorhead (community room)
121 9th Street South Fargo, ND 58103

The Hands Off Venezuela Campaign is proud to announce a new film on the Venezuelan Revolution. Filmed during an international delegation to Venezuela during last year's historic Presidential elections, the film makers take us on a journey through the fervor of those days in December 2006, traveling deep into the shanty towns (barrios), and to several factories under workers' control, to find out why there is a movement to overthrow capitalism, what Socialism of the 21st Century is, and how it is changing people's lives.

Also covering alternative community run media like CatiaTV, and Radio Negro Primero, and the social projects called misiones, the film helps explain why Venezuela has become a symbol of liberation for those in struggle around the world. With fantastic footage of the elections, demonstrations and the people and streets of Caracas, the revolution is brought to our screens in a rich tapestry of action and interview that gives us real insight into the process taking place, and the challenges that lie ahead. A must see!

Copies of the film will be available for purchase after the screening. Donations to the HOV Campaign are also appreciated (donations are tax-deductible).

John Peterson, National Secretary of the U.S. HOV campaign, and co-organizer and participant in last year's Presidential election delegation to Venezuela, will introduce the film and facilitate the discussion. Peterson is a former resident of Fargo, where the U.S. HOV campaign, now present in dozens of cities nationally, was initially founded. He now lives in St. Paul, MN where he has been involved in anti-war, immigrant rights, and Latin America solidarity.

For more information visit www.handsoffvenezuela.org.

Please distribute widely.

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For more information, please contact Jane Peterson at: 701-799-7126 or write contact@handsoffvenezuela.org