We share below the trailer to, and the first episode, of an 11 part series “No Borders: Social Struggles Across the USA” by the international anarchist media team, Sur Negro Productions, in collaboration with members of Black Rose/Rosa Negra and other organizations. A small production team from Chile spent months traveling across the huge territory we know as the United States of America to learn about social movements and the daily resistance to capitalism.
“No Borders, Social Struggles Across the World / Sin Fronteras, La lucha social a travéz del mundo”, is the name of a web series presenting experiences of social organizations and anti-capitalist resistance in different regions of the world. Its special focus lies on anti-authoritarian practices within social movements.
The first season focuses on the struggles in 12 cities: New York City, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, Fresno, Los Angeles, Tucson, and Flagstaff. During the course of traveling across the US, the team received the solidarity and support of many individuals and groups to help with its production.
This first season of this web series was realized with the collaboration of Black Rose Anarchist Federation Locals (EEUU), Anarchistisches Radio Berlin (Anarchist Radio Berlin, Germany, part of IFA / International of Anarchist Federation) and Casa Volnitza (Anarchist Social Centere in Santiago de Chile). Recorded in the year 2015 in 12 cities of the U.S. the web series is organized in 11 chapters. Each chapter of 30 minutes contains interviews with social and political organizations that explain their practices and therefore give detailed insights into the contexts of their social struggles in their city. In addition, each chapter has a music segment presenting musicians involved in their cities’ struggles.
We openly call for your collaboration in Our Fundraising and for you to contact us if you want to contribute to the development of Sin Fronteras/No Borders or the future communication projects of Sur Negro. Especially: Translaters, Illustrators, designers, musicians or journalists or whoever with experience in communication or an related area. Those who can create dissemination campaigns or communication strategies for specific regions.
(The text above was posted on the site, It’s Going Down)
The trailer to the series …
Chapter N°1 | New York
Length: 31:30min | Subtitles: Spanish / English | Recorder Date: April/2015 | Segments: Introduction New York City / Take Back The Bronx / La peña del Bronx / Bluestockings Bookstore / The Anarchism in Ocuppy Wall Street / I-BE Rapper (Musical Segment) | New York Production Assistant: Linsay Parme | Directed by: Cristian Lagos / Felipe Valenzuela | License: Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial 4.0 Internacional.
No Borders | Web Series
Chapter Nº 2 | New York
Length: 23:42min | Subtitles: Spanish / English | Recorder Date: Abril/2015 | Segments: New York Anarchist Book Fair / www.norbertspizza.com / Figth for $15 / ERIC GARNER / Rebel Diaz (Musical Segment) | New York Production Assistant: Linsay Parme | Directed by: Cristian Lagos / Felipe Valenzuela | Licens: Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial 4.0 Internacional.
Chapter Nº 2 | Boston
Length: 35:22 min |Subtitles: Español / Inglés / Alemán | Recorder Date: abril/2015 | Segments: Entrevista Noam Chomsky / Lucy Parsons Center / Black and Pink LGTB Collective / Ashanti Alston ex Black Panter / Evan Greer – sección musical | Logística y Coordinación Boston: James Harod | Directed by: Cristian Lagos / Felipe Valenzuela | Licens: Creative Commons Reconocimiento – No comercial 4.0 internacional