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.
Abandoned by the government, the people of the neighborhood most affected by hurricane Katrina found a “common ground” in order to organize and survive. This is the story of Common Ground Relief, and its struggle against negligence and bigotry.
In order to go from Mexico to the United States, one must pass through a Kafkan labyrinth that unfolds the absurdity of North-American migratory politics. A film packed with dreadful invaders and paladins in uniform, struggling in a swamp overflowing with paranoia and lacking in reason.
On our way north from Coahuila, we were lucky enough to meet up with the Kikapoo tribe and its grand chief Chakoka Anico Manta, a few months before he died. It was very moving to share an intimate interview with the moral leader of «those who walk the earth». Soon, you’ll be able to read the chronicle. Kepishe, chief, au nenia («Thank you, chief, see you soon!»)
Lights, camera, action! Here there are some moments of Dreamcatcher Cabaret, that we had the pleasure of sharing with the Palacios family, in Sabinas, Coahuila, just before crossing the border to United States. Special thanks to Tadeo, Iza, aunts and uncles for their kindness and the help with the show and fixing Adelita. Long live the north!
The Kickapoo people are the only indigenous tribes in northeast Mexico, along with the Black Mascogan tribe. That is why we insisted on visiting them, not knowing that the interview with Chief Chakoka Aniko Manta would be one of the last –and probably the most private– he would agree to in his life.
Pictures of our visit to the Migrant’s House in Saltillo, where we had the opportunity to share our show Atrapasueños Cabaret (Dreamcatcher Cabaret) with nearly 300 Latin brothers and sisters travelling north in search of a better life. We thank Eduardo Calderón’s management, and the attentions of Father Pedro Pantoja and Sister Lupita, as well as all Frontera con Justicia (Border with Justice) collaborators.
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.
While we get dressed for the show of Atrapasueños Cabaret, at least 300 migrants are dining at the table. They come from Honduras, Guatemala, Salvador and Nicaragua. They have been robbed, beaten up and kidnapped. That is why we have come here, to show our solidarity and share our friendship through a show that speaks about the importance of following one’s dreams. Because, in the end, we are all migrants, like everyone else here.
Find here some pictures of Cabaret Atrapasueños, taken by “Beto” Puente. Besides being one of Pato Che’s best friends, he is also the official photographer for the governor of the state of Coahuila. We want to thank from the bottom of our hearts all our family and friends, as well as the fabulous audience who shared with us a magical night.