"A must see for teachers and educators around the globe."
Journal of Latinos and Education
“Important...disturbing...a film that views education from below, from the classroom and the community,
from the rank-and-file and the grassroots of both rural and urban Mexico.
All of those concerned about issues of education, human rights, labor unions,
Latin America and globalization will want to see this inspiring film.”
Mexican Labor News and Analysis
“This documentary is essential for understanding the public education crisis in Latin America. It bears witness to teachers’ struggles against the pedagogy of exclusion generated by neoliberal policy. Jill Freidberg’s narrative is resounding and overwhelming. The film is a cry of outrage; the message, a cry of hope.”
Pablo Gentili, Public Policy Laboratory, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“Exciting, inspiring. An extraordinary account of ordinary people organizing, protesting, resisting, against enormous odds. Shows a grass-roots movement of teachers, parents, and students in Mexico, defying the police and the government in their demands for a truly democratic education. What becomes clear as you watch this film is the pernicious effect of globalization and privatization on the education of children. ”
Howard Zinn, Author of A People’s History of the United States