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“If you’re not corrupt, you’re gonna get killed.” Mexican woman enters risky local politics | Shook

“If you’re not corrupt, you’re gonna get killed.” Mexican woman enters risky local politics | Shook

Ana Fernanda Hernández Moya and her husband Kevin James Visser built a life between their two countries, Mexico and Canada. But when an earthquake devastated Hernández’s hometown of Jojutla in September 2017, she stayed for a year to help with relief efforts. She was joined by a passionate group of twenty-somethings, some of whom came home from greener pastures to help rebuild their town. (Spanish subtitles are available in video settings) #CBCShortDocs #Shook • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Disappointed by the response of local and state authorities, Hernández agrees to run for local government with her longtime friend, activist Carlos Brito. Supported by local youth, they help create the independent party, Resurge. With Brito running for mayor and Hernández as his running mate, Resurge competes in the largest elections in the country’s history, as Mexicans hit the polls to vote for all levels of government. Shook is the story of a 28-year-old woman’s unlikely journey into local Mexican politics. Backed by a scrappy group of local youth and working on a shoestring budget, Hernández hits the streets with hand-painted signs. She and Brito are part of a wave of independent candidates across Mexico running on anti-corruption platforms. The country has no shortage of talented young people looking to make a difference, but in Mexico speaking out against violence and corruption can be a deadly proposition. Jojutla is a bucolic agricultural centre; it has also made headlines for mass graves, kidnappings, and narco-violence. Hernández’s husband Visser is fully aware of the dangers, and unlike her parents, he is encouraging his wife’s decision to run for politics. His local church in Edmonton has been raising money for Ana’s relief efforts since the earthquake. Visser stays in Alberta most of the year, working to support the couple, and visits Jojutla as often as he can. Depending on the outcome of the election, Visser may end up relocating to Mexico for good. Shook follows Hernández as she grapples with the challenge of fixing her broken town and piecing together her divided life. More Shows: http://bit.ly/CBCDocs-WatchMore Stay Connected: Twitter: http://bit.ly/CBCDocs-Twitter Facebook: http://bit.ly/CBCDocs-Facebook Instagram: http://bit.ly/CBCDocs-Instagram
Graffiti Talks Webisode 2 - SPUD

Graffiti Talks Webisode 2 - SPUD

Thanks for watching! We appreciate any support you can give to help us complete our film through our online fundraising campaign with Hot Docs Ignite. To support, please visit: http://www.hotdocs.ca/docignite/project/between_the_lines "Graffiti Talks" is a web series produced by Kelli Kieley and James Gen Meers as part of their upcoming documentary Between The Lines. The web series is produced in partnership with Torontoist.ca, and is the first web series presented by the award-winning online magazine. Between the Lines is a documentary about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's war on graffiti and its impact on the City, artists and citizens. The documentary is in production and will be released in 2013 (or earlier, depending on funding). "Graffiti Talks" the web series will differ in style and story-line, but presents a great opportunity to share some footage and raise awareness about the film project, as well as to showcase the scene in Toronto. Featuring well-known Toronto graf writers and a host of amazing Toronto based music, the film and web series celebrates Toronto culture. SPUD, Episode 2 of "Graffiti Talks" premieres on Torontoist.ca on March 20/12. The Producers would like to extend their extreme gratitude to all the crew, to their partners, and to the extremely talented and amazing Toronto-based musical partners: Elliott Brood - http://www.elliottbrood.ca/ CATL - http://catl.bandcamp.com/ D-SISIVE - http://d-sisive.com/ Run With the Kittens: http://www.runwiththekittens.ca/ The Roncy Boys: http://theroncyboys.weebly.com/index.html The Team: Kelli Kieley - Co-Producer/Co-director James Gen Meers - Co-Producer Jake Chirico - Co-director/Cinematographer DOP: Sabre Walker Andrew Cromey - Editing and Effects, Website design (Siren Films) David Magnusson - Sound Design Kawai Lam - Researcher, Social Media Additional Camera: William Suarez Nekhat