The best documentaries make you desperate to discuss! Each month we’ll talk about one of the most intriguing documentaries your library card can connect you with. Join us for a not-quite-a-Book Club: Watch at home, then join us for a virtual discussion!
We'll be talking about: Recovering Paradise (2017)
In 2009, organized crime took over the Mexican community of Ostula. Murders and enforced disappearances soon became part of daily life. The entire community was displaced and the drug cartel took over their land. In 2014, armed self-defense groups helped the community reclaim their land. Community members who had been terrorized felt safe enough to return and begin reconstruction of the village and their farms. RECOVERING PARADISE documents the community's fight to live in peace on their homeland.
How to Watch:
Des Moines Residents can use their library card to stream this documentary and others for free on Kanopy Streaming Service. From True Crime and Pop Culture to Social Justice and Edutainment, you'll find thousands of documentaries, as well as movies and TV shows.
Prefer to watch with friends? You can also join us for DocuWatch on July 19th at 6 PM at the North Side Library.
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