This film focuses on the importance of corn and the struggles of farmers in Mexico. Over the course of the past century Mexican farmers have been losing their ability to produce their own food from corn. The process has become mechanized and privatized and is now very expensive, especially for those families that are earning around $ 4-5 a day. Corn is essential to farming families as a source of calories and vitamins and is regularly consumed with every meal in tortillas. Everyday in Mexico the Tortilla War continues.
The aim of this film is to foster solidarity with farming communities throughout rural Mexico in conjunction with, ¡The Molino Project ¡…
The Molino Project is now under way! We are working to help CNUC (Consejo National Urbano Campasino) reclaim the means of producing food from corn. CNUC is a community building organization that addresses the needs of farming communities in Tlaxcala, Mexico. This project is working to raise awareness for farming communities as well as raise funds so that the CNUC can implement a communal molino (corn grinder) at their community center in Toluca de Guadalupe.
We are currently raising funds for CNUC's molino through the Mexico Solidarity Network. We hope to collect $ 400 by the end of 2013 so the funds can be returned to CNUC with the next Mexico Solidarity Network program in the following Spring. If you are willing to contribute to this project, please visit the network's donation page:
* IN ORDER FOR THE PROJECT TO RECEIVE YOUR CONTRIBUTION PLEASE NOTE "MOLINO PROJECT" IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF YOUR DONATION * (all donations are tax deductible)
All money raised is guaranteed to go towards reclaiming the means of corn production for CNUC communities. Donations are greatly appreciated and you will hear from the project again once CNUC has reclaimed their molino. Feel free to spread this project with those who may be interested in helping to expand awareness and solidarity for farming communities in Mexico.