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Merced: Before my eviction / Por donde pasa el diablo (2013) (trailer)


The neighborhood of La Merced is faced with structural changes from "Integral Rescue Plan" , promoted by the Government of the Federal District in Mexico city.
People who live in the neighborhood become visual filmmakers to tell a story about identity and social complexity , calling into question the future of the neighborhood and the people who live and work in it.

El barrio de la Merced se enfrenta a cambios estructurales a partir del “Plan de Rescate Integral”, impulsado por el Gobierno del Distrito Federal.
Personas que conviven en el barrio se convierten en realizadores visuales para contar una historia sobre la identidad y la complejidad social, poniendo en cuestión el futuro del barrio y de la gente que habita y trabaja en el.

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Films For Action is a library for people who want to change the world.


Our mission is to provide citizens with the knowledge and perspectives essential to creating a more beautiful, just, sustainable, and democratic society.

Films For Action was founded in 2006 by a few friends in Lawrence, Kansas, after realizing how essential healthy media is to a healthy democracy.

Over the last 15 years, we've reviewed and curated over 1,000 free documentaries and 4,000 short films, plus over 150 pay-per-view documentaries, spanning 34 topics related to changing the world.

During this time we've been able to reach tens of millions of people - not by owning a TV network or spending truckloads of cash on advertising, but because millions of awesome people keep sharing 'films for action' with their friends on social media - in particular, our 850,000 supporters on Facebook and 70,000 site members. 

One of the coolest things is, thanks to our patrons, our library is ad-free and 100% supported by member donations, while 99% of our library is free to access and always will be. The pay-per-view films on our site, of course, help support the filmmakers, and 90-100% of the revenue for PPV films hosted by us goes to the filmmakers. 

To thank our $5/mo patrons, we partner with filmmakers and distributors to provide free access to a growing number of films that are normally pay-per-view. With just 20 highly curated films at the moment, it's basically a very, very tiny Netflix for world changers, but its main function is to support the library as a whole.

If you'd like to know more, want to help out, or you're a filmmaker looking to collaborate, feel free to get in touch!

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