Amnesty International recently released a series of four documentary films directed by Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal. The films are designed to attract public concern about the fate of hundreds of migrants travelling in hope of reaching the USA, through Mexico. Instead of hope they often face abduction, rape and murder while travelling in Mexico where most of those aggressions take place.
Driven by grinding poverty and insecurity back home in Honduras, Salvador, Guatemala, or Nicaragua, they travel alone or with their families to find a better life. Every day, hundreds of people try their luck in a journey of several thousand kilometers. They will walk or jump from train to train, and they’ll often become the prey of criminals who assault, ransom or sometimes kill them.
Dianova whishes to join the Amnesty appeal because the victims of such inhumane violence are not anonymous, abstract figures, but human beings, made of flesh, blood and hope. In 2009, nearly 10,000 migrants were abducted in just six months with almost half of the interviewed victims asserting that public officials were involved to some degree in their kidnapping. This must stop.
Read the Dianova Network Manifesto (pdf document)
The two first films
Part 1, Seaworld
Part 2 : “Six out of Ten”