The Day of Debate: Mexican Theatre and Politics


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Join us for a day of free heart-breaking film screenings, theatre performances, panel talks and poetry readings as we shed light on how Mexican theatre makers, artists, film makers and campaigners are responding to human rights abuses and political corruption in Mexico today. Presented in association with Alborada.

  • 11.00am Rosario Documentary Film Screening
  • In 1975, Rosario’s son was disappeared in the city of Monterrey in Northern Mexico. Since then she has become a tireless human rights campaigner and her search for her son, a search for all the disappeared. This award-winning film is a moving intimate portrait of a woman and mother and close to 40 years of a fight for truth and justice.

  • 12.30pm Mexican Poetry Lunch: 43 Poems for Ayotzinapa
  • Just over a year ago, on September 26th 2014, 2 students were killed, 4 injured and a further 43 students from Ayotzinapa Rural School were arrested by local police in Guererro state and then disappeared. The disappearance of the 43 students set Mexico alight last year with protests marches and demands for their safe return. They have still have not been returned or found. We share 43 specially commissioned poems – a brilliant project led by Mexican poets, playwrights and writers to remember the 43 students and their families.

  • 2.30pm TALK: Understanding Mexico: Politics, Human rights and the Arts
  • Presented in association with Panel chaired by Pablo Navarrete Speakers: Lila Caballero (Justice Mexico Now), Luisa Pardo (Playwright & Actor, Director of Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol), Jaime Chabaud (Playwright, Publisher, Political Activist) & Mijael Jimenez (Photographer, Arts Activist and PhD Student)

  • 3.45pm TALK: Mexican Theatre: A Political Stage.
  • Panel chaired by Daniel Goldman. Speakers: Gabino Rodriguez (Playwright & Actor, Director – Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol): Jaime Chabaud (Playwright & Publisher, Political Activist), Elizabeth Mistry (Journalist, Former Mexico Correspondent for The Herald and Independent)

  • 5.00pm PERFORMANCE: Apart
  • 5.30pm TALK: Meet the company Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol, who present Montserrat & I’ll melt the snow off a volcano with a match
  • 7.30pm PERFORMANCE: Montserrat
  • 9.30pm PERFORMANCE: Apart

Show times:

Saturday 3rd October, 11.00am

More information:

Venue: Rich Mix
Language: In English
Duration: All day