TO EDWARD JAMES OLMOS
This self-hating "Mexican" is a traitor to our ancestors and to the millions of our people that were slaughtered and whose culture was destroyed by the European Spaniards.
Stannard wrote in AMERICAN HOLOCAUST: "...Genocide
is the coordinated and planned annihilation
of a national [Mexican]... or racial [Indigenous
people] group by a variety of actions aimed
at undermining the foundations essential to
the survival of the group as a group [Mexicans].
[Raphael] Lemkin's definition included attacks
on political and social institutions, culture,
language, national feelings, religion, and the
economic existence of the group. Even
non-lethal acts that undermined the liberty,
dignity, and personal security of members of
a group constituted genocide if they contributed
to weakening the viability of the group [our
survival as an Indigenous Mexican people] .
Under Lemkin's definition, acts of ethnocide...
also qualified as genocide."
are EDWARD JAMES OLMOS'
racist and genocidal crimes:
He has promoted racism and genocide against
our people with his last film, the Steven Spielberg
produced film THE ROAD TO EL DORADO. Olmos
promoted our people as stupid, as whores, as
savages, and he made it look as if the Spaniards
came to save our lives in 1519. The truth
is that the Spaniards killed 95% (23 million)
of our people. They also raped our people,
burned our libraries, destroyed our cities,
massacred our leadership, and enslaved our population.
This film was aimed at our children! In
this film Edward James Olmos is committing racist
genocide by Lemkin's definition, by anyone's
These crimes are not new for this racist genocidal
criminal. Olmos was also involved with
'AMERICAN ME', a film which misrepresented our
people and has encouraged gangs and crime to
grow in our communities. This film has caused
the death and crippling of thousands of our
people because it encourages our teenagers to
be part of gang culture.
He has also been spreading his racism and genocide
against our people with his promotion of the
racist genocidal terms "Hispanic" and "Latino",
terms which are anti-Mexican, anti-Chicano,
anti- "Central American", and anti-Indigenous.
Hispanic just means Spaniard. Latino is
another word for the colonialist people of southern
Europe who invaded our lands. We are not
Spaniards, colonialists, or Europeans. Both
words deny us our true Indigenous Anahuac heritage
call (323) 981-0352
OPEN LETTER TO EDWARD JAMES OLMOS
is obvious that you do not know nor do
you care about the history of our people,
the people of Anahuac (Mexico, "Central
America", and the "Western United States").
We would like the world to know the information
that we have sent you, and which you have
rejected in your stubborn racist way. This is the material:
Over the last
five hundred years we have been lied to,
made victims of genocide (23
million, 95% of our population killed),
and have had our cities, art, libraries,
leadership, and civilization destroyed.
We have been forced to serve the interests
of the European invader of our land, and
to speak their languages (Spanish and
English), use their names, and to serve
their culture. The branding of our
people as "Hispanic" and/or "Latino" has
made us slaves to the Eurocentric colonizing
and parasitic exploitation and destruction
of our people's lives, land, and our Nican
Tlaca (Indigenous) Anahuac history and
are today still serving the interests
of the European colonizers, the Canadian,
"American" and Spaniard-European descendants
in both the English and Spanish speaking
worlds of our lands. We have no
real control over our land, history, media,
education, or the true present and future
interests of our people.
the Spanish language and English speaking
world we are forced to use the labels
Hispanic (meaning Spaniard) and/or Latino
(descendants of southern European colonizers)
and to deny our Nican Tlaca identity (without
giving recognition to even the minimal
national identities of Mexican and "Central
American" --- or the confusion of Chicano/Mexican-American).
Mexico, "Central America", and the "United
States" we and the world have been kept
in ignorance of our great Pre-European
Anahuac history and of the crimes of the
Europeans. This is being done in
order to keep us from our land and the
wealth and power that our land would give
us. We have been falsely told that we
had nothing until the Europeans arrived,
that we were uncivilized savages, of no
worth, of no significance. And of
course Europeans and their descendants
claim to be civilized and Christian in
spite of their enslavement of our people,
the theft of our lands and property, and
the genocide of 23 million of our people
--- how very Christian and how very civilized
these people have been.
have been forced to submit to racism and
to take the odious "mestizo" pride in
the rape and defeat of our people.
"Mestizo" (mixed-blood) has been raped
into us physically and/or mentally.
30% of our people have no Spanish blood
and the other 60 to 68% are mixed-blood
Nican Tlaca people who have been labeled
with this false "mestizo" concept.
mixed-blood Nican Tlaca does not negate
being Nican Tlaca and it does not by default
throw us into the dubious category of
"generic human being" --- as Eddie Olmos
would have us be. The false "mestizo"
concept denies us our true Nican Tlaca
identity and our rights to our land and
is supposed to be a blend of Spaniard-European
and Nican Tlaca, but there is no blend!
only Spanish language, Spanish names,
Spanish religion, Spanish culture, Spaniard-descendant
control, and the destruction of our people
(as Nican Tlaca) through a slow process
of economic enslavement and genocide.
in context of this document, needs to
be understood. In David Stannard's
he quotes from Raphael Lemkin and puts
it this way:
is the coordinated and planned annihilation
of a national, religious, or racial group
by a variety of actions aimed at undermining
the foundations essential to the survival
of the group as a group. [Raphael] Lemkin
conceived of genocide as 'a composite
of different acts of persecution or destruction'.
His definition included attacks on
political and social institutions, culture,
language, national feelings, religion,
and the economic existence of the group
[Mexicans]. Even non lethal acts
that undermined the liberty, dignity,
and personal security of members of a
group constituted genocide if they contributed
to weakening the viability of the group
[Mexicans]. Under Lemkin's definition,
acts of ethnocide... also qualified as
is the denial of the right of existence
to entire human groups [one of them being
the Mexican people], as homicide is the
denial of the right to live of individual
we are being denied our right to exist
as Nican Tlaca people --- the people of
Anahuac, the Mexican people, the Mexica.
Europeans and their descendants have weakened
our viability as a group by diluting us
with their "Hispanic" and ""Latino" labeling.
They have corralled us under these labels
--- they have enslaved us to serve their
interests. We are in fact still
victims of the theft of our land, the
destruction of our history and identity,
and we are slaves of the Europeans on
our land and their Eurocentric interests,
and their ongoing genocide of our people.
genocidal criminals include those true
descendants of Spaniards --- Cubans and
Argentines --- in Miami and elsewhere,
and the Eurocentric and mostly false descendants
of Spaniards in Mexico City. These criminal
colonialists push their Eurocentric media,
politics, history, and racist agenda on
control of our media pushes white
faces, false blondes, false histories
and a colonialist mentality that is being
spat upon our people on an hourly and
people are being taught self-hate and
a ridiculous, lethal, and obsessive love
of Europeans and of things European.
In turn this becomes a hate of our Nican
Tlaca selves --- a hate of our ancestors,
as witnessed by the proliferation of skin
bleachers, bleached blondes and the exploding
sales of blue-eyed contacts in all of
our Nican Tlaca communities.
a result of this ongoing genocide, our
people have no real leaders, no real cultural
centers, and no real pride in our community
or our Nican Tlaca Anahuac heritage.
We only have sell-outs and assimilationists
leading us to the slow-motion genocide
of our people. Assimilation is presented
to us by the Eurocentric English language
and "Hispanic/Latino" media and education
systems as: our only future. Assimilation
is in reality only the slow-motion killing
of our people. Assimilation is genocide.
of the Mexica Movement refuse to allow
our people to continue to be enslaved
or destroyed as a people. And we
refuse to be assimilated. We will not
allow this ongoing racist enslavement
and genocide of our people to continue.
need the true defenders of our people
to step forward and to join us as the
educated warriors fighting in the interests
of our people, as supporters or members
of the Mexica Movement. We need
our people to join us in the defense of
our people and against this slavery, this
Mexica Movement sees that there is only
one realistic solution to ending this
genocide and our ignorant enslavement
to European interests. That solution
is to educate our people and the world
on the true and complete Anahuac history
of our people as it was before the arrival
of the Europeans.
is a rich history, great role models,
and pride waiting for our people in this
knowledge. We, all people, need
to know this great history of our people
and we need to be taught the crimes that
the Europeans committed in the Western
Hemisphere and around the world. We all
need to know this history in order to
understand the reality of how we got to
be where we are today: ignorant,
poor, culturally castrated slaves to the
European genocidal interests that are
destroying us. This ignorance, poverty,
cultural castration, and slavery even
affects those of us who are middle class
and in professions that are considered
the domains of the wealthy and empowered.
is great glory, pride, comfort,
and hope for our people in knowing the
true and complete histories of our people
(and we also know that there is great
shame and embarrassment for descendants
of the Europeans who continue to profit
from the genocide of our people, the enslavement
of our people to their interests, and
theft of our land). All of the reality
of the knowledge of this truth,
these crimes, and our pride will transform
our people into a creative, significant,
and relevant people, once again.
Mexica Movement is dedicated to ending
our ignorance, ending our cultural enslavement
to Europeans, and ending the ongoing genocide
of our people. This can only be
done through a new beginning for our people
as an educated people --- educated in
our own interests! We realize that
ignorance keeps most of our own people
fighting against their own interests.
And when we do fight in our interests
it is usually too passive, too little,
and always too late. As the best
example of this we can point to how difficult
it has been for our people to fight or
resist the deceit and racism of the colonialist
Cuban Miami community (Havana Cubans are
not the same, we have no quarrel with
Cubans boldly and without shame continue
their exploitation of our people's media,
demographics, buying power, and they continue
their cultural castration and distortion
of our heritage. These racist-colonialist
Cubans do this to enrich and empower what
they perceive as their own white race
--- and their Cuban community at the expense
of our people who pay with "Hispanic/Latino"
cultural enslavement and genocide.
use the false "Hispanic" and/or "Latino"
labels as a way to seduce our people into
being willing slaves of the Eurocentric
racist interests that are exploiting and
killing our people. A perfect example
of this is the "Latino Grammy's" of September
2000 in which the racist Miami Cubans
excluded Mexican music and favored Cuban
and other white Spanish language Eurocentric
music and artists.
has been and is the duty of the Mexica
Movement to educate and confront those
who use ignorance, racism, and genocide
as weapons against our people. We
will continue to fight against all of
the racist people who threaten the existence
of our people, and our true Pre-European
Anahuac history. We will also confront
those of our own people who exploit and/or
enslave our people to Eurocentric interests
and the racist genocide machine. This
includes you Eddie Olmos! Mr. Almost
Mexican! Mr. Never Mexican!
as the Mexica Movement, have chosen to
focus on teaching the unknown Pre-European
Anahuac history of our people and the
crimes of the Europeans in the "Western
Hemisphere" because it is the only way
for us to begin to understand ourselves
in context of our situation (ignorance,
slavery, poverty, and our people's bizarre
and racist shame in not being European
--- a false shame that has been force
cannot begin in ignorance to find the
solution to anything. You need to
know (which means doing research) where
you have been (which is history) in order
to understand where you are (ignorant,
enslaved, on our own land, in an ongoing
genocide) and where you should be in the
future (in knowledge and courage without
Europeans controlling our lives or our
(sell-outs) have been part of the ignorance
of our people. They have knowingly
participated in the ongoing genocide and
destruction of our people --- with their
promotion of the anti-Indigenous (and
anti-Mexican, anti-Chicano, anti- "Central
American") terms "Hispanic" and "Latino".
the film industry which is the most influential
of all media, vendidos (like Eddie Olmos)
have in the past participated in the production
of films where they themselves did not
hire Mexicans to play Mexicans (in good
films like La Bamba, Selena and Mi Familia,
and in racist films like Road To El Dorado
and countless other lesser known films).
have fanned the proliferation of Cuban,
Puerto Rican and other actors at the expense
of developing Mexican and Chicano/Chicana
artists. Selena was played by a Puerto
Rican. That same actress has gone
on to play another great Mexican: Frida
Kahlo. This anti-Mexican pattern
in films and television has reached epidemic
proportions. Vendidos have knowingly or
unknowingly been part of this anti-Mexican
and vendidas have spread their poison
through the use of the enslaving and genocidal
"Hispanic" and "Latino" labels.
They are doing this in history books,
novels, music, commentaries, editorials,
art, film, schools, universities, organizations,
and cultural groups. They have even
penetrated into our families and into
our individual concepts of who we are.
We are not Hispanic or Latino! We
are Nican Tlaca! We are Mexica!
We are the people of Anahuac!
this letter by reminding you that we demanded that you repudiate
your involvement in THE ROAD TO EL
DORADO and AMERICAN
ME. You refused to repudiate these films or to meet
with us. In this document we confront you for your criminal
genocidal actions and for your treason to our people!
that you need no label, but you promote "Hispanic" and "Latino"
while denying us our Mexican/Nican Tlaca identity. You
claim to be "just a human being". How convenient for
you! How vendido of you! How monstrous of
claim that you are not Chicano/Mexicano or Nican Tlaca, we
demand that you stop doing films or projects having to do
with our people. Do projects about anyone but our people!
You will respect
this last demand or we will continue to picket you and boycott
your projects until you are no longer involved in spreading
your poison, racism, and genocide. You have done too
much damage with your racist "I'm just a human being" routine.
You refuse to reform your racist genocidal ways. The
whole world must know that you are a racist genocidal vendido.
You must be stopped because of your criminal actions against
our people. Leave our people! Leave us completely!
Don't do films about us!
THE GENOCIDE EDDIE!
Eddie Olmos is confronted by members of the Mexica
as a reporter from La Jornada (a Mexican national newspaper) looks
A crowd gathers around to listen to the exchange.
Members of the Mexica
confront Eddie Olmos at the "Latino" Film
Festival in Hollywood, in July 2000. Eddie
Claims the he needs no labels -- but he
forces the "Latino" and "Hispanic" labels
on us to keep our people enslaved, ignorant,
poor, land less, and victims of racism and
Protest at the Laemmle's Theater in West Los Angeles
NOTICE TO SALMA HAYEK
self-hating "Mexican" is a traitor and a dishonor
to our people, and to
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Alfaro Siqueiros
WE HAVE ALREADY PICKETED
SALMA AT HER PREVIEW OF THIS RACIST NONSENSE
OF "FRIDA" ON OCTOBER 5, 2002 AT THE
EGYPTIAN THEATER IN HOLLYWOOD AND THE OPENING
AT LAEMMLE'S THEATER IN WEST LOS ANGELES ON
OCTOBER 25, AND 26, 2002. WE ASK EVERYONE TO
CONTINUE TO BOYCOTT SALMA HAYEK UNTIL SHE APOLOGIZES
TO OUR PEOPLE FOR HER RACISM.
be played by a Mexican. I want to tell this
story about my country and my people."
Hayek demanded when there were two rival
FRIDA films being proposed by non-Mexicans Madonna
and Jennifer Lopez. But when she finally gets
to produce the only Frida film herself, she
refuses to hire Mexicans for the lead roles.
This film is an insult to the 30 Million plus
Mexican community of the "United States"
and the one hundred million Mexicans of Mexico.
Salma hired two Europeans for the FRIDA film
to play two of the most Mexican of Mexican historical
figures: Rivera and Siqueiros. Diego Rivera
is being played by Alfredo Molina, a European
of Spaniard and Italian parents, born in England.
David Alfaro Siqueiros is being played by Antonio
Banderas, A Spaniard European who has made a
career out of playing Mexicans in Hollywood.
DESPERADO and ZORRO, and a failed attempt to
play in a proposed ZAPATA film, a film on our
great hero and national icon Emiliano Zapata.
This last project was killed due to our organization's
picketing of Disneyland and Disney products
for over a year.
It is sad for our community that we have been
denied the opportunity to develop talent for
the film and television industry. It is also
sad for Hollywood that they have discriminated
against Mexicans in general. This is the 2002
and they still refuse to hire Mexicans to play
Mexicans. This is beyond racism. It is absurd.
Yes, we know that there are some exceptions.
But those exceptions make up less than 3% of
the Mexican role that our community could have
had. This is why we say "shame on you Salma
This in reality is all about Hollywood racism
and discrimination against Mexicans. Salma Hayek
has now joined in that criminal activity. Salma
has also, subtly, distanced herself from here
Mexican heritage by focusing on her "Arab"
father and "Spanish" mother, thus
negating any Mexican heritage in her. She has
done this to give out the message that she is
more European than Mexican (Indigenous). We
can only guess that this means that Salma Hayek
is not really Mexican.
To give you a better context to this problem
we will present to you a short list of television
and film productions that were about Mexican
descent characters, but had no actors of Mexican
descent playing those role:
LA BAMBA (Lou Diamond Philips and Esai Morales
are not of Mexican descent);
SELENA (Jennifer Lopez is Puerto Rican);
ALL THE PRETTY HORSES (Penelope Cruz, a Spaniard);
MI FAMILIA (Mostly Puerto Ricans);
BLVD. (no Mexicans at all in the top leads);
AMERICAN FAMILY (Brazilians, Cubans, Puerto
Ricans, a Bolivian and a self Proclaimed human
being, but no Mexicans).
When is our community going to be able to write,
produce, direct, or star in films about our
people, when Spaniards, Puerto Ricans, Brazilians
and Cubans and everyone else is playing Mexicans?
Those communities are exploiting our culture
and history. They are enriching there own communities
( Cuban,Spaniard, and Puerto Rican) with the
wealth and acclaim, that should have gone to
We know most of us don't recognize the ridiculous
Puerto Rican accent on a supposed norteño
Mexican in TRAFFIC. The same problem exists
for the Spaniard accent of Antonio Banderas
in all of the films were he played a Mexican.
This nonsense is like passing off Flamenco dancing
as Mexican dancing, or Chinese egg rolls as
Mexican burritos. If you are an ignorant Kansas
European-American it does not matter.
There is racism in this. This is the same
racism that forces the Hispanic and Latino labels
on our Mexican and "Central American"
community as a way to destroy our identity and
history. Though this racist nonsense a Spaniard
is the same as a Mexican Mayan or a Brazilian
is the same as a Chicano from East LA. In a
lot of ways this is way beyond just racist.
It is genocide: the willful destruction of our
community's identity, heritage, and ecenomic
These racist hiring practices are the case
in 95% - 100% of the projects that are about
Mexican culture or history. Is Hollywood ever
going to grow out of racism? We are not asking
to play Vikings or Malcolm X. What we are asking
is that all roles of Mexicans be played by Mexicans.
A closing note to Salma
Hayek: This is all about your career nothing
about the Mexican people. We do not want you
to play anymore Mexican roles! You have insulted
our people, and betrayed whatever may have once
existed in you that was Mexican.
WE DEMAND THAT HOLLYWOOD SHOW RESPECT
FOR OUR PEOPLE--- AND OUR INDIGENOUS HERITAGE
TO STEVEN SPIELBERG:
We, at first, were surprised and shocked to see your company's name attached to this racist attack on our Mexican and "Central American" Indigenous history, heritage, and dignity. Your film portrays the only three Indigenous characters as: one who is pure evil; another one who is cowardly and stupid; and the third one who is a thief and a whore who offers herself sexually to the "white man". That, plain and simple, is racist.
How else is this film racist? This film ignores and hides the genocide and other crimes perpetrated by the Spaniards. It portrays the Spaniards as fun-loving adventurers, innocent of the Nazi-like crimes that were committed against us. It makes insignificant the destruction of our civilizations, their enslavement of our people, the rape of our population, the destruction of our culture, and their continuation of these crimes to the present day (see bibliography at end of this letter; also see proof of this with Spanish language television's blatantly anti-Indigenous colonialist imposition of the Hispanic and Latino labels on our non-Hispanic and non-Latino Indigenous-majority population).
Racism is alive and powerful in your film! It is hard to understand how a film like this ever got produced, outside of Hitler's Germany or early 20th century America (BIRTH OF A NATION and other films like it). What is harder still to understand is how anyone from the Jewish community would support this movie. We are particularly disappointed in you because you are the man who made that great and powerful film: SCHINDLER'S LIST. You should know better, in light of the Jewish community's concern with the denial of the holocaust. It is beyond belief to find that you have joined with the rest of the media and the prevailing wind of "passive" (subliminal and polite) racism that denies the existence of the 16th century Nazi-like Spaniard genocide of our people in Mexico and "Central America".
The time has come for us to confront you for following racist convention in your film. We DEMAND that you stop the distribution of this film that is nothing but racism, sexism, lies, insults, and ignorance.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
The Spaniards wiped out the Indigenous population of the Caribbean (variously estimated at 3 to 10 million human lives). In Mexico and "Central America" they killed 23 million of our people (killing 95% of our population from 1519 to 1580). This is all well documented. These Spaniards were not "explorers", "adventurers", "frontiersmen", "romantic guys" or any other such euphemism. They were pirates, thieves, murderers, enslavers, rapists, graverobbers, kidnappers, savages, and serial genocidal maniacs who committed their crimes through five centuries of European and European squatter (so-called settler) trespassing, profit-taking, greed, and lies. There was a European collective failure of conscience, morality, ethics, and justice that could have stopped these uncivilized crimes. "Do unto others as you would have done unto you" totally failed. Christianity failed because there was no sign of Christianity in the Europeans who invaded. "Western Civilization" failed because there was nothing civilized in their invasion of our lands. This invasion set records of land theft, genocide, enslavement, injustice, and duration of these crimes against humanity.
In addition to the serial (1492 to the present) genocide perpetrated against our people, the Spaniards also executed our leadership (Spaniards had a particular skill for killing our people when they were unarmed) , destroyed our cities (three of them larger than Europe's largest city, which was London at that time), burned our libraries (we had books, literature, universities, a calendar, mathematics, astronomy, and many other "civilized requirements"), and finally they culturally castrated our people so that we were unable to make our own history or to reproduce ourselves authentically and free, as an independent Indigenous people.
THE CRIMES CONTINUE:
The descendants of these Spaniards, and other Europeans, did and are doing these crimes against us in order to continue possessing our land and to enslave us to the interests of all the Europeans who control the world's land, labor, education, and commerce.. This enslavement is still going on (look at the white faces of Spanish language television that dominate our lives, and the loss of our Indigenous languages and heritage, and also look at the fact that the richest and most powerful people in Mexico are still the "full-blood" European descendants of Spaniards–––it's not because they're smarter, it's because they are still profiting from the crimes of their ancestors).
In an earlier version of this letter we had written, "It is obvious that you are not consciously working to distort our history and of course you are not intentionally denying the genocide of our people." We no longer believe that statement because you have repeatedly ignored our complaints. You are more than just passively participating in the ugly secret of the Spaniards. You are aggressively, commercially, aiming this film at children and their parents, of all races and cultures around the world, who will be poisoned with your racist lies. In this, you are guilty of spreading racist propaganda against the Indigenous people of Mexico and "Central America", and elsewhere in this hemisphere. It is irresponsible of you, and it is disrespectful to our people, to project your racist and genocide-denying film to the children and the people of the world.
Instead of this attack on our history and culture –––where you have the evil Indigenous priest (a caricature along the lines of Nazi-portrayed rabbis), and our people being portrayed as buffoons, whores, and cowards–––you could have educated the world on the beauty of the world that existed here before the invasion of the Spaniards. You could have shown the Spaniards in the full truth of their own words. You can find all of these words (without a hint of shame) in their own journals, chronicles, and other written evidence that details their Nazi-like crimes.
You and the rest of "Western Civilization" cannot continue with the denial of the genocide of our people––and the lies, omissions, distortions, and biases that cover up the true history of Europeans in the Western Hemisphere.
The Spaniards and the rest of the Europeans were not invited here. No matter how many lies are told, this fact cannot change. We did not freely offer up our land, our labor, our wealth, our lives, or our women. Nor did we freely accept the cultural and physical enslavement of our people. We will not allow the destruction of our civilizations and the genocide of 95% (23 million human lives) of our population to be forgotten––just because it is an inconvenience and embarrassment to most of the European Squatter Nations in the Western Hemisphere.
This complaint is about crimes against humanity, much like the crimes against the Jews in World War II. Hidden crimes. Hiding crimes. Ignoring crimes. Your film callously laughs at our near extinction. It ridicules our civilization, our theology, and the worth of our lives and dignity. You demonize our clergy, and our people as a whole. All of this negativity is of course in the context of an implied perfection of society in Europe at the same time. That is a lie. Look at the racist treatment of Jews in Europe of the 1500's, as an example of uncivilized European behavior. There were burnings of heretics (a form of human sacrifice) and the tortures and killings of the Catholic Inquisition. Europe's society was far from just, far from being truly civilized (by today's standards, which is how we are being judged).
ROAD TO EL DORADO is done as if we no longer exist. There are over 40 million full-blood Indigenous people in Mexico and "Central America" alone, another 90 million of us who are mixed-blood Indigenous people, not counting those 20 to 25 million full-blood and mixed-blood Indigenous people of Mexican and "Central American" descent in the "United States".
You and the Jewish community (and our own community) would be justifiably upset if this cartoon was about a Nazi commandant (portrayed as a happy-go-lucky romantic guy) in a "recreational" Jewish camp during World War II. In that Jewish "recreational" camp he is constantly looking to get rich off of the Jewish campers. Add to this, that he falls in love (lust) with a Jewish girl and then lives happily ever after with the wealth he mysteriously acquires from Jews at the camp–––without ever mentioning Nazi racism, persecution of Jews in Europe, or the holocaust of the Jewish people. You would not accept this as a "complete fantasy/fairy tale" that is "not based on any historical fact or reality" and that it is without "political overtones of any kind"–––as your DREAMWORKS head of marketing wrote to us in her letter in reference to ROAD TO EL DORADO.
We DEMAND that you:
1) Stop the distribution of this film. Our children will suffer untold horrors of racism (additional to the European imposed self-hate and ignorance of identity and history that is already there) as a result of this film. The rest of the children of the world will learn racist sociopathic attitudes and reaffirm their distortions, lies, and ignorance about the Indigenous people and the civilizations of Mexico and "Central America".
2) Destroy this film. It will haunt you the rest of your life, or leave you remembered much like Leni Riefenstahl––who is now only remembered as a Nazi propagandist. Or at best like D.W. Griffith (BIRTH OF A NATION) who is acknowledged but not personally admired by most decent people.
We PROPOSE that you make amends by:
1) Do a commercial television mini-series (along the lines of ROOTS) that will tell of the glory and the pride of 4,300 years of Indigenous Anahuac (Mexico and "Central America") civilization.
2) Encourage Universal Studios, and the other media that employs less than one percent of our population in above the line positions (our Indigenous Mexican and "Central American" population is about half of the population of Los Angeles county and over 70% of the school children in the county school system), to build a Mexican and "Central American" Indigenous museum that will tell the world of the details of our 4,300 years of civilization, and the horrors of the genocide of our people and the destruction of our civilizations.
3) Currently the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles denies, by ignoring and failing to realistically present, the genocide of our people. We would appreciate your influence in correcting that disgraceful, infamous, and dishonorable Eurocentric omission that may have lead to your actions and inactions on this film.
THIS BOYCOTT WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT
UNTIL THE RACIST FILM "THE ROAD TO EL DORADO"
IS REMOVED FROM CIRCULATION:
NO VIDEOS, NO CABLE AIRINGS, NO COMMERCIAL TELEVISION AIRINGS,
NO AIRINGS ANYWHERE!
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