The 4th of May Triple Whammy

Wow so many good things to go to on the 4th of May! You obviously cant get to all three of them, so you’ll have to choose between 2 different film screenings. However you could just about squeeze in one of the film screenings, and the gig after, or you can just come along to the gig. The choice as ever is yours.

4-may-benefit_ploughThe Bastard Squad Collective Incites You To Start A Riot With…

THEE INFIDELS – Heretic crackrocksteady from Frankfurt, Germany
LUVDUMP – Angry skacore militants from Bury, St. Edmunds
PO-LICE – Taunton’s finest hardcore ska punkers!

At The Plough, 223 Easton Rd, Easton, Bristol BS5 0EG
Wednesday 4 May. Doors 8pm. £4 on the night.
A benefit for the Bristol Bookfair

kiptik_poster_smallerViva Mexico is a fascinating new documentary film about the Zapatistas, Mexico, and The Other Campaign of 2006. Presently touring Europe, it will be shown exclusively in Bristol at an event hosted by longstanding Bristol-Zapatista solidarity group KIPTIK, supported by the Bristol anarchist bookfair. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director. Dont miss it! Limited space. Entry by donation.

Wednesday 4 May 2011, 7.30 to 10.30pm at Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY.

Film synopsis: “City of Los Angeles, USA. In the heart of the city, undocumented Mexican immigrants are hunted by the police and struggle to earn a living without losing their identity. On the other side of the border, in the mountains of southeastern Mexico,  dawn arrives, hidden in mist. It is January 1st, 2006; thousands of indigenous Zapatistas prepare to say farewell to their spokesman Subcomandante Marcos. His mission: to travel across the country for the next six months to learn from the resistance of Mexican men and women who fight for a better Mexico.So begins a journey that plans to reach the border with the United States, at the other end of the country…

From Chiapas to Quintana Roo, from Yucatan to Oaxaca, from Nayarit to Colima, from Michoacan to Guerrero, from the State of Mexico to the heart of the country and the enormous metropolis known as Mexico City, we follow the steps of this journey that traces the face of the “other” Mexico, made up of the humble and simple people, a face much different from the one TV shows us every day. It is a journey that dares to “start building the image of the people we really are.”  as expressed by Subcomandante Marcos.

This challenge is not without risks… by uncovering Mexico’s dignified and rebellious face, irrigating the seeds of rebellion and solidarity of an entire country, this journey is a provocation against those who control the country’s economy and it’s image. What starts as an isolated murmur will become a clamor of hundreds of thousands of voices, ¡Viva Mexico! How will those in power respond?”

ocassional_4mayOcassional Cinema event, somewhere in St Werburghs
In a last minute update and change of scheduling, Typowriter writes on 3 May:
“This city is too important and the situation we find ourselves in is too delicate for the planned schedule to happen. Because of this we are changing the programme.
We will instead focus on Detroit, what has happened there and the inspiring things they are doing to counter their predicament.
There will still be space for discussion about Stokey and all that that entails.
I hope you will all continue to support the community cohesion which we are attempting to achieve.
A new flyer will be available tomorrow.” Facebook link.
For an account of what happened when bristol cops stopped last weeks films screening, see here.

Good luck and solidarity to all the event organisers and those who attend. We see no reason why all are not a success!