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Everyone Their Grain of Sand

87 min
HC138 .T52 E84 2005 DVD

Beth Bird's EVERYONE THEIR GRAIN OF SAND chronicles the struggles of the fiercely determined citizens of Maclovio Rojas, Tijuana, Mexico, as they battle the state government's attempts to evict them from their land to make way for corporate development. Over a three-year period, we follow the remarkably spirited and resourceful residents as they build a school by hand and persistently petition the state for such basic services as running water and pay for their teachers. The government responds with a combination of bureaucratic stonewalling and the systematic persecution of community leaders eventually arresting one leader and forcing others into hiding, where they remain to this day.

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