DocuWatch: Recovering Paradise / Recuperano el Paraíso

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The Best Documentaries are meant to be shared!  Join us for a screening of an intriguing documentary. If you’re dying to discuss, join us the following week for DocuTalk!    

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. Recovering Paradise documents the armed resistance of the indigenous Santa Maria Ostula community and their struggle to rebuild. 

This film is presented in Spanish with subtitles.


Recuperando el paraíso (2017)

La comunidad de Santa María Ostula trata de sobrevivir a la violencia y el despojo de sus tierras en el contexto de la guerra contra el narcotráfico. A través del levantamiento de grupos de autodefensa, los residentes buscan regresar y reconstruir su comunidad.

Esta película será presentada en español con subtítulos.


Indoor Program (2021)

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

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Movie is not intended for children unless accompanied by an adult.