A SPECIAL INVITATION goes out to all MAS (Mexican American Studies) students & teachers, gente in academia…bring your family and friends, your tia, bring your kids, tell your neighbors, call your primos…

On behalf of the Xica Media family, we would cordially like to invite you and your family to JOIN US next Wednesday 7/1 for the Bilingual Americas Premiere/Estreno de “The Condor & The Eagle.”

Haz click aquí para información en español. 

Wed 7/1

5pm LAX / 7pm MEX / 8pm NY / 9pm Buenos Aires

English / Español

This historic online premiere of “The Condor & the Eagle” features the journeys of Houston-based Mexican American activists Bryan Parras of TEJAS (Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services / Houston, Texas) and Yudith Nieto of the Manchester fence-line refining community.

Bryan Parras

Bryan Parras is a co-founder of Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s.) and the Sierra Club of Texas Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign. He is a longtime environmental justice advocate based on Houston, TX. He co-founded the Librotraficante movement, serves as an Advisor to the Gulf Coast Fund, and sits on the board of the Environmental Support Center. Bryan was recently awarded a Gulf Coast Fellowship and has been working to help organizations use media for education, organizing and advocacy.

Yudith Nieto

Yudith is a queer Mexican-American artist, interpreter, and organizer, enjoying spending time in the bayous of Louisiana working on projects like CRY YOU ONE, Amor y Solidaridad, a solidarity house in support of undocumented Transwomen, and recently BanchaLenguas, a Language Justice interpreters collective. Currently, she is part of the core leadership circle for Another Gulf Is Possible and a youth organizer with Los Jardines Institute. For over 5 years, Yudith has been fighting for the rights of her fenceline community in Manchester, Houston in collaboration with T.E.J.A.Sand last year was named one of Grist.org 50 Fixers of 2018.

The Xica Media family of networks is a proud co-sponsor of this event and would LOVE for you to join us and our families to watch this film and tune into the live Q&A that follows with leaders from the Kichwa, Lenca, Mapuche, and Mexican American communities. 

Wednesday, July 1 is the official date for the long-awaited online release and the bilingual Americas Premiere, Defending the Defenders of Mother Earth, featuring a Q&A with the film director and four powerful indigenous women protagonists on the frontlines of environmental and climate justice movements, including Bertha “Bertita” Zúñiga Cáceres, daughter of slain indigenous Lenca water protector Berta Cáceres, Patricia Gualinga (Kichwa)

Berta Zuniga Caceres

Social activist from Honduras of Lenca descent. She is the daughter of social leader Berta Cáceres, murdered in 2016, and the General Coordinator of COPINH (Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras.) 

Patricia Gualinga

Film Protagonist. She has played an important role in the fight for indigenous rights. Gualinga works to protect the Kichwa People of Sarayaku community from human rights violations resulting from oil extraction projects.)

Moira Millan

She is an award-winning Mapuche author, activist and traditional weychafe (guardian of life) from Argentina. She is one of the leaders of the indigenous ancestral lands recovery movement.

Yudith Nieto

Film Protagonist. Yudith Azareth Nieto was born in Mexico and grew up in the fence-line refining community of Manchester in Houston, TX. 

Clement Guerra

Film co-director and impact producer, France.

According to the ancient Andean prophecy, when the Eagle and the Condor reunite, the world will enter a new era of peace and higher consciousness. This film explores the meaning of that prophecy in the modern industrial context. Its makers and protagonists hope that it will be a vehicle to help manifest that reality. You can become a part of that prophecy. Help us spread the word, and join us on July 1.

The event will be in Spanish and English with simultaneous translation. The film can be screened in either language. El evento será en español e inglés con traducción simultánea. La película se puede proyectar en cualquier idioma.

The online screening is through a sliding scale donation. Please give as generously as you can as this money will be used to support the participating groups with their urgently needed, indigenous-led climate and environmental justice efforts. The proceeds of this film will be divided between the groups and communities of Bertha Zuñiga Cáceres, Honduras (COPINH, promoting environmental justice and solidarity, and justice for environmental martyr Berta Cáceres); Patricia Gualinga, Ecuador (Sarayaku community of the Amazon, currently dealing with a devastating Covid-19 outbreak and virtually no government support); Moira Millán, Argentina, cofounder and coordinator of the Movement of Indigenous Women for Good Living and the People’s Movement Against Terricide; and Yudith Nieto, Houston/Louisiana (Another Gulf is Possible and the BanchaLenguas Language Justice Collective).