“When i saw Machetero i thought, young director from the hood… actors from the hood… shoe-string budget with never enough… and finally a badaassss movie with the courage to produce a really alive and resurgent revolutionary DIY message from the unconquerable urban jibaro. With an underground spirit this movie is a prescription for doing the impossible. What a breath of fresh Puerto Rican beach air in these stank neo-liberal US imperial times! You can smell the thick sweet scent of insurgent Libertad! A must see. No really, a MUST see.”
– Ashanti Alston
Ashanti Alston Omowali is an anarchist activist, speaker, and writer, and former member of the Black Panther Party. He was also a member of the Black Liberation Army, and spent more than a decade in prison after government forces captured him (and the official court system convicted him) of armed robbery.
Ashanti is a former northeast coordinator for Critical Resistance, currently co-chair of the National Jericho Movement (to free U.S. political prisoners), a member of pro-Zapatista people-of-color U.S.-based Estación Libre, and is on the board of the Institute for Anarchist Studies.
For more info on Ashanti Alston check out his website…