A small cacerolazo protest – neighbours blocking the street and banging on pots and pans – on the corner of Avenida Juan de Garay and Bolivar, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 12 November 2012. The protest was over a power cut on their block that had lasted for 3 days.
White Walls Say Nothing: Buenos Aires Street Art & Activism
A stunning trailer for a beautiful film. The people at Graffitimundo, aka Marina and Jonny, are pouring their hearts and souls into making this film about Buenos Aires street art. Watch the trailer for a glimpse of the exquisite paintings they find, foment and document. They have just 4 days left of a Kickstarter campaign to fund it and they are very, very close now. I know they’ll make good use of the $ if you can spare it.
‘Estoy alerta de lo que haces, cuando te muevas es mejor que no te atrases. Soy groova chaco, be careful vato, no te hagas el macho, con mis palabras te machaco.… Abarrajame la bañera. Abarrajame la bañera nena.’
A newspaper ad marking 34 years since the day Maria Elizabeth Francescutti, aged 27, was kidnapped and ‘disappeared’ during Argentina’s military dictatorship. It says she was a psychology student, worked in a factory, and was an activist with the PRT (Workers’ Revolutionary Party).
The ad says ‘Tucci’ was last seen inside the Campo de Mayo clandestine detention centre. Signed by 16 people – ‘34 years on, you’re not forgotten by …’ – the ad is published on page 8 of today’s Página 12 newspaper, Argentina.