The Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity group is presenting the documentary ‘Ayotzinapa: Chronicle of a State Crime’, as one of the events organized for the first anniversary of the disappearance of Ayotzinapa’s students.
The night of September 26, 2014, in the city of Iguala, in Guerrero, Mexico, more than a 100 young students of the Escuela Normal Rural of Ayotzinapa, were attacked by police forces, resulting in 3 students dying, more than 20 injured, and 43 kidnapped by the police. The Mexican military is also implicated in this crime.
Within a few days tens of thousands of voices, especially young voices, echoed through streets and avenues across Mexico and the world, demanding for the safe return of the “disappeared” students, and denouncing this act as a Crime of State – although it remains to this day unpunished.
In their testimony and the commentary of other witnesses and experts, two student survivors of the Iguala massacre reconstruct the climate of impunity, corruption, and criminality that exists, not only in the state of Guerrero but in the entire country.
Where: The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh (17 West Montgomery Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5HA)
When: Friday 25th September 7pm.
Watch the trailer (with English subtitles) here:
Ayotzinapa: Chronicle of a State Crime
(Mexico, 2015, 101 mins)
In Spanish with English subtitles
Director: Xavier Robles