Black Bird Liberation Cinema| Letter Writing Night for Kelly Pflug Back

Black Bird Liberation Cinema| Letter Writing Night for Kelly Pflug Back & All G20 Toronto Political Prisoners

Sunday, August 12th (VENUE TBA)

6PM – Free (Vegan/Vegetarian) Meal

6:30PM – Letter Writing (Begins) for Kelly Pflug Back and All G20 Toronto Political Prisoners

7:30PM – Radical Film Night!

Mapuche & Anti-Authoritarian Documentary Shorts:

“MAPUCHES” + “A UN AÑO DE LA MASACRE EN LA CÁRCEL DE SAN MIGUEL” [“The First Anniversary of the San Miguel Prison Massacre”]

FEATURE FILM:

“LA NOCHE DE LOS LAPICES” [“The Night of the Pencils”]

**All Films in Spanish with English Subtitles**

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Prison is the only place where power can manifest itself completely, in its greatest and excessive dimensions, justifying itself as a moral power.”

The WCCC invites everyone to come for a night of radical film and letter writing for this year’s Prisoner’s Justice Week to support our sister, Kelly Plug-Back, who was recently sentenced to 15 months in prison (with four months credit due to time served for a total of 11 months) for events that happened during the Toronto G20 Summit in 2010. The criminalization of dissent has been at the forefront of all Toronto G20 charges with Kelly (and most women-identified Toronto G20 Political Prisoners) as being one of the primary examples of extent of State repression on our communities in resistance.

This Prisoner’s Justice Week, we will be remembering our friends, comrades, and political prisoners by not only extending our affection through the written word, but also by looking at the past through film and educate ourselves on those who gave and continue to give their lives for the struggle. [Please see synopsis of films below]

Free Kelly Pflug-Back, Mandy Hiscocks, Alex Hundert and All Toronto G20 Political Prisoners!!

Freedom for our Mapuche, Anarchist and Anti-Authoritarian Political Prisoners in so-called $hile!!

MARRICHIWEU!!!

The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]

https://wccctoronto.wordpress.com

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Film Summaries:

MAPUCHES [Wallmapu, 2008]

The history of a people in permanent struggle for indigenous sovereignty, autonomy and liberation, first from the Inca Empire, then the Spanish colonizers and finally the Chilean State. The resistance of our People in prison through the use of hunger strikes and remembering our Mapuche Warriors Alex Lemun and Matias Catrileo murdered by Chilean Police.

“A UN AÑO DE LA MASACRE EN LA CÁRCEL DE SAN MIGUEL” [“The First Anniversary of the San Miguel Prison Massacre”] [Chile, 2011]

The portrayal of the San Miguel Prison massacre in December 2010 where more than 81 people lost their lives in a fire, demonstrating the miserable conditions of isolation and indignity lived by those considered undesirable to the State, and who are thereby separated, put in cages and constantly surveyed.

The use of the Panopticon as an initial design for prisons which has expanded throughout the entire city. Today, thousands of cameras register our steps every day, establishing a society of control that seeks to place new relations of discipline, where every measure of security and “social rehabilitation” becomes a profitable business for private companies, since prisoners today are the new merchandise.

**FEATURE FILM: THE NIGHT OF THE PENCILS [Argentina, 1986]**

In September 1976, during the first months of the military dictatorship in Argentina, 7 adolescents of city of La Plata were kidnapped, imprisoned, tortured and murdered due to their involvement in the student movement protests against the hike of student transit fares. The film is told through the story and presence of the only remaining survivor: Pablo Diaz. This would be the beginning of thousands of systematic disappearances, imprisonments, and murders by the State during the military dictatorship in that country for political dissent.

A MUST SEE Film: an unforgettable, moving story describing the horrors of clandestine prison, the power of the youth/student movement and the spirit of solidarity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y41L4oZfWrg

About The Women's Coordinating Committee For a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]

The Women's Coordinating For a Free Wallmapu is an indigenous grassroots organization based in Toronto advocating for the sovereign rights of the Mapuche Nation.
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