Demand Utopia in Portland and Seattle presents two new films, perfect for showing at community and group events.
The first was filmed by the Demand Utopia Video Crew during a presentation by Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADR) while on their Portland stop of their Fall West Coast tour. MADR is a group that has been working the last few years to administer radical grassroots aid to those affected by natural disasters made worse by climate change, often out organizing top-down relief organizations like the Red Cross and FEMA.
In this video the presenters discuss what MADR is and some of the history behind the network, and share their own personal stories doing mutual aid related organizing. Filmed and edited by Daniel V and trimice.
The second film is from a presentation by a recent YPG volunteer who has just recently returned from Rojava, and discusses their experiences in a lengthy Q & A. Demand Utopia wrote of the recording:
Between the 18th and the 20th members of Demand Utopia in the Pacific Northwest organized a speaking tour titled “Rojava Revolutionaries Speak.” The events featured former members of the YPG International who had fought on the ground in Rojava. They volunteers shared about their experiences and gave a lot of inspiring insights into the revolution.