Natural childbirth is full of myths. Women have been led to believe that it is something similar to a horror movie, and sadly, in many cases it is. In fact it can be a fantastic experience. This testimony approaches the vision of modern midwifery and obstetrics around assistance in labor. It lays out the need to bring it back as a natural and healthy event that honors the beginning of life, and whose benefits extend to a personal, social, and political scale.
Polo a Polo had the chance of sharing Atrapasueños Cabaret with nearly 300 Latin brothers and sisters at the Migrant’s House in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, where we got to know firsthand the labor done by Frontera con Justicia AC in defense of their rights. We are all migrants… and on the way we go.
The first steps of “Pies que Vuelan”, the artistic arm of “Polo a Polo”. We invite you to enjoy six minutes of magic, laughter and dreams. Thanks to Saltillo’s people for making possible this humble show. Enjoy it in HD!
Video clip showing our stay in Monterrey, Nuevo León, where hospitality rymes with solidarity. A very big thank you to all those who took part in our dream!
Small time lapse of our journey from Guadalajara to Saltillo. The “new” engine of Adelita left us much sooner than promised, but thanks to that we would know Pancho, who today is the official mechanic of “Polo a Polo”.
A few days before the National Crusade against Hunger starts and in the middle of the promotion of transgenic seeds, CropLife (Monsanto and the others) congratulated Mexico for its “collaboration” on the reviews of new molecules. Activists interrupted the event and demanded that the government take action. The OGM seeding is still on the back burner while the judicial battle rages.
Here goes an advance of the documentary we’re working on about the Tumin, a paralel currency that revived Espinal’s economy, an indigenous town in the state of Veracruz. The principles of solidarity and self-management turned red lights of the Bank of Mexico. Tumin system have embraced economical and social bonds, challenging capitalism’s logic.
In Espinal, Veracruz, we had the chance to meet Mardonio, most famous and knowledgeable person when it comes to the Totonac flying men (wrongly attributed to Papantla). Mardonio’s group showed the ancestral ritual on international scenes. See here our little tribute to him and all flying men allowing to keep intact one of the most ancient traditions of the pre-Columbian cultures.
Here’s a preview of the show that “Pies que vuelan” (“Flying Feet”) held in Veracruz, for Café Colinas…
Here is a sample of our passage through Villahermosa, Tabasco, where we wrapped Adelita and went on public television. Thanks to the people of Esfera for the wrapping and to Daniel’s family for the super welcome…