"La Santa Muerte" by Tomas Hijo.
Este dibujo es hermoso en muchos niveles
When I went to see The Book of Life today, I fully expected a wonderfully vibrant film celebrating the rich Hispanic culture. With not a drop of Latino blood in my veins, I did not expect this film to reach me on a personal level. If my mother had not said something while we were watching, I might have missed it, but The Book of Life’s implications reach much deeper then it lets on. Whether fully intended or not, The Book of Life implores it’s viewers to live their lives no matter what obstacles we face and to turn away from self defeat. I won’t go through the entire plot since I just want to bolster a point, but there will be spoilers so please read ahead if you do not mind.
In all seriousness I don’t know if I’m the ideal person to talk about this but I’ve not seen any other posts about this and I just want others to know about what’s going on in our (my) country, Mexico, right now.
Basically this October 2nd was the day to remember the same one in 1968 in which during a peaceful protest made by students, and paramilitary entered the whole scene and killed a lot of them. This is very simplistic language for what happened exactly but the point is that not everyone even in Mexico know this, it was even eclipsed by the Olympics held here in that year. The Tlatelolco massacre is not talked about it Mexican History books mostly, especially not until high school.
A while ago this thing called the Education Reforms started (that what I’d translate it to at least) and due to this public schools, mine included, are lacking in teachers because of the nature of this reforms they will not be paid as well as before and will have a lot less benefits that a lot of teachers I’m sure actually need to live.
In my own school we waited three weeks after the classes started until we had teachers for all assignments. It’s been more than a month and some groups in my school haven’t had classes of certain subjects at all for the lack of teachers. In fact, a lot of the teachers we have right now will retire soon and we’ll have to study on our own for as long as it’s necessary. This is going on everywhere in the country.
Anyway, these two things are related because some protests made by students around these days (this is oct. 6th and well.. you know the 2nd was not so long ago) . By the way, the lack of teachers isn’t the only thing that is starting these protests, there are many other consequences to these reforms that both students and teachers are paying the price for. These protests, like the Tlatelolco ones I mentioned at the start, were peaceful even though needless to say the students were angry. Many of them became disappeared and today they found several burnt corpses that are speculated to be the 43 students that disappeared during that protest, and were burned alive.
Oh and just a little thing extra: The Party that ruled Mexico back in 1968 when the massacre, the PRI, is the same party that is ruling right now.
Please share this as much as you can, I can’t really think of how good this will be given that it’s not even in Spanish and like this is a pretty internal issue but something still inspires me to want to see this being shared and whatnot. And if you want to add or correct something please do so thanks everyone./
Print series is complete for now, until I figure something sweet to add!) but going to print shop tomorrow to order some of each print in 8x10”.
Also, even if you’re not interested in purchasing them I would love your feedback on these prints, or anything of mine really.
valor in death | a diablo 3 fanmix
- Odyssey - The Wyld
- The Way - Zack Hemsey
- Austin, Atlantis - Clark “Plazmataz” Powell
- Run Boy Run - Woodkid
- Slinger’s Song - Darren Korb (Bastion OST)
- Road of Trials - Austin Wintroy (Journey OST)
- Love & Loss - Two Steps From Hell
- Intro - The XX
- Aurora’s Theme - Cœur de pirate (Child of Light OST)
- Huddled in the Shadows - Austin Wintroy (Banner Saga OST)
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