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Big Brother Is Watching You

By David Johanssen

Every move you make, every breath you take, the National Security Agency (NSA) is watching you. In January 2013, Laura Poitras started receiving anonymous encrypted emails from Citizen Four, who claimed to have evidence of illegal covert surveillance programs run by the NSA in collaboration with intelligence agencies worldwide. Five months later, she flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden.

Live Concert
Los Mexgitanos: Gypsy Jazz
Sat, Apr 18, 7:30pm
150 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Mexico’s Drug War
Tue, Apr 21, 5pm
50 pesos

Live Music
Open Mic
Tue, Apr 21, 7:30pm
50 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Citizen Four
Thu, Apr 23, 4pm
50 pesos

Fri, Apr 24, 5:30pm
50 pesos

All events at:
Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

Snowden’s leaks about the activities of the NSA have shocked the world, but when faced with the reality of eavesdropping, people say, “It’s hopeless, privacy is gone, why struggle?” or “I’m not doing anything wrong, why should I care?” You should care, because since 9/11 new laws are turning American citizens into terrorists. There is no historical precedent that the procedures of totalitarianism are compatible with a system of democratic self-governance.

Join us for a discussion on this compelling topic Thursday, April 23 at 4pm, as Shelter presents Citizen Four, the documentary that made history and won the Academy Award for “Best Documentary Feature” at the 2015 Oscars. 50 pesos.

Saturday, April 18, at 7:30pm, Shelter Theater presents live and in concert, Los Mexgitanos. The passionate gypsy jazz musicians Almitri Tzigane and Alex Camarena Quiros are joined by violin player and percussionist Chucho Israel.150 pesos.

Tuesday, April 21, at 5pm join us for a documentary and discussion: Mexico’s Drug War. On assignment, journalist Katya Adler exposes the culture of impunity and the shocking consequences of the drug wars on Mexican society. 50 pesos.

Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30pm: Open Mic. You don’t need to perform, but if you want your 10 minutes of fame, then this is the place for you! It’s a different group of amateurs and professionals week by week. You can do anything you want for 10 minutes as long as you are absolutely riveting. 30 pesos, includes drink.

Friday, April 24, at 5:30pm: Casablanca. “The reason Casablanca endures is that it’s a timeless love story wrapped inside a gripping wartime thriller, written with such wit and meaning that it’s still quoted decades later.” Andrew Collins, Radio Times. 50 pesos.

Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a 10-minute walk from the Jardín. Telephone 154 7524 or visit to see upcoming films and events. Taxi concierge service available to/from Teatro Shelter.


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