CCIJ Round-Up: Documenting Mexico

Two mini-documentaries are released on the CCIJ blog. Circle of Blue’s series on water in Texas comes to fruition. Our community gears up for the release of season 2 of Waterless and Transparency Talks.

Documenting Mexico

Documentarian Sara Escobar published two videos on the CCIJ blog this week. 

Defendiendo la Vivienda

Defendiendo la Vivienda, or Defending our Homes, follows the lives of Fabiola and Luis, who are fighting to defend their home of the accelerated real estate development in what has become one of the most expensive areas in Mexico City. 

Watch the entire video here.
causar alta

Causar Alta, originally released in 2015, is an independent film produced by the Dospasosabajo Collective that answers the question “Why does anyone decide to enlist in the Mexican army?” The documentary explores the relationship between the military and poorness in Mexico, focused in San Juan Guichicovi, a mixed indigenous town located in Oaxaca, where career opportunities mostly go between being a teacher and being a soldier. 

Watch the entire video here.

Water, Texas

CCIJ partner organization Circle of Blue released a five-part series throughout the month of August on the consequences of the mismatch between runaway development and tightening constraints on the supply and quality of fresh water in Texas. 

Read the whole series, written by Keith Schneider, here.

Season 2: Waterless & Transparency Talks

Your favorite podcasts are coming back for round two! Transparency Talks Tuesdays and Waterless Wednesdays will be back by the end of the month for Season 2, with new and exciting guests to help you dive into the CCIJ world.  We are thrilled that Winston Mwale will be hosting the Waterless podcast. 

Need to catch up? Listen to the last season here: