Listen to the Gun

Listen to the Gun is inspired by the tumultuous historical context of events in 1968: the Olympics in Mexico City; the Tlatelolco Massacre, a student protest in Mexico City against the government’s violent oppression of widespread social unrest where dozens of civilians were killed and more than a thousand arrested by military police just 10 days before the start of the Olympics; and the famous Black Power salute by African-American runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos during their medal ceremony at the Games, a symbol in support of Black civil rights struggles in the US and of solidarity and resistance against oppression around the globe.

Directed by José Navarrete and Debby Kajiyama

Performed by Michael Turner, Jr., Hector Torres, Simone Nalls, José Navarrete, Debby Kajiyama