Documentary screening commemorates the Ayotzinapa 43

Exactly one year ago, 43 student-activists in Mexico disappeared (and were massacred). Our students, led by Mariana Becerra, organized a late night screening to raise awareness of the tragedy and increase understanding of the systemic dynamics that caused it.

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More than 60 students came to Macneal commons. Pillows, blankets, and snacks made for a cozy atmosphere. Despite initial technical difficulties, the screening had a powerful impact and tears were not uncommon. First, an introductory piece called “The Missing 43” was shown. After a short intermission, “Ayotzinapa” by Xavier Robles was shown. Students left with much to ponder.