Mexico D.F., Puebla, Oaxaca, San Cristobal de Las Casas — November and December 2014

The mass kidnapping of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico, on September 26, 2014, marks the beginning of the awareness, not only by Mexican students, but especially by the international community, about the current political situation in Mexico.

The well known reaction of Mexican attorney general, who said ‘I’ve had enough’ to cut off a news conference, became the symbol of the politicians handling of the apparent killing of the missing students. In the last months, in Mexico and all over the world, has raised a wave of protest which aims to call for justice.

Mexican students, nevertheless, are now suffering, in their country, a disparaging media campaign, which describe them as dangerous terrorists.

On November and December 2014 we took part to some demonstrations and visited the Universities of Mexico D.F., Puebla, Oaxaca and San Cristobal de Las Casas, in order to portray the generation of students that are now fighting for a change, not only in the university world, but also for the future of their country.

— Diambra Mariani and Francesco Mion