I consider this to be one of the most important films of our time.
I was just at a screening. The filmmaker was also there. She’s the mother of a former student in the Raza Studies program (the one that was silenced in Tucson).
In Lak Ech
Tú eres mi otro yo.
Si te hago daño a ti, me hago daño a mí mismo.
Si te amo y respeto, me amo y respeto yo
You are my other me.
If I do harm to you, I do harm to myself.
If I love and respect you, I love and respect myself.
Racism is not over. Sexism is not over. Classism is not over. It is a luxury to ignore the suffering of others.