Friday, September 23, 2016

Mirar Morir: Watching Them Die

Guest Post by Reyna Grande


            More than one hundred sixty venues in twenty-six countries—fourteen in the USA—will screen and discuss the award-winning documentary Watching Them Die: The Mexican Army and the 43 Disappeared (Mirar Morir) produced by Ojos de Perro Vs La Impunidad and directed by Coizta Grecko, an independent filmmaker and journalist. This worldwide Global Action in support of the parents’ heroic struggle for truth and justice on behalf of their missing children will serve to call attention to the forced disappearances still happening today in Mexico.
 On Sunday September 25th will be the first of several screenings scheduled in California. The event, held at the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles at 1:00 pm, will feature a free showing of the award-winning film followed by a panel discussion with the film’s director Coitza Grecko, artist Sergio Arau, Professor Miguel Tinker Salas, and moderated by KPFK Radio host Rubén Tapia.
This Monday September 26th will mark the two-year anniversary of the disappearance of the 43 student teachers in my hometown of Iguala, Guerrero. For the families of the students—and for those of us who have joined in their struggle—it has been two years of fighting for justice and searching for the truth. Two years after the students disappeared no one has been brought to justice, no questions have been answered, nothing much has changed. The government of Enrique Peña Nieto continues to sabotage investigations performed by independent experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, who have been making efforts to uncover the truth and disproof the government’s “official” story.
            The families of the 43 have been given promises by the Mexican government that it will open new lines of investigation on the case but no progress will be made unless we continue to speak up, demand justice, and put pressure on the government to do the right thing.
            I urge you to support the families of the 43 Ayotzinapa students and stand in solidarity.
Watching them Die: The Mexican Army and the 43 Disappeared (Mirar Morir) will be screened in several venues in the USA, including American River College (Sacramento) Hudson County Community College (NJ), Northwest Vista College (San Antonio), East Los Angeles College, Cal State University, Northridge, and The Frida Cinema (Santa Ana) among others. To find a venue near you that will be screening Mirar Morir, please visit the film’s Facebook page. If you would like to screen the film in your community you can contact the producers at or you can email me at
If you would like to make a contribution, you can send a donation via paypal to: where 50% will go to the production company Ojos de Perro Vs la Impunidad A.C. and 50% to the families of the 43.
Hasta no encontrarlos!



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