Justice for Cecil the Lion

Cecil the Lion

By David Johanssen

The world was shocked when a bow hunter shot Cecil the lion, one of the most famous animals in Zimbabwe’s national parks, on July 1. The American paid US$55,000 for a hunting permit to shoot the 13-year-old big cat. The killing drew international media attention and sparked outrage among animal conservationists, politicians and celebrities, as well as a strong negative response against the killer. The Zimbabwean government has stated it will seek extradition.

Documentary and Discussion
Poaching Wars in Africa
Fri, Sep 11, 5pm
50 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
ISIS: The World’s Richest Terror Army
Sat, Sep 12, 3pm
50 pesos

Film and Discussion
Dr. Wayne Dyer:
How to Get What You Really Really Really Want
Sun, Sep 13, 3pm
50 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Aztecs—Sacrifice and Science
Tue, Sep 15, 5pm
50 pesos (In English)

Live Music
Open Mic
Tue, Sep15, 7:30pm
40 pesos (Includes drink)

Scenes and Sounds of Mexico’s
Golden Age of Romance
Fri, Sep 18, 7:30pm
50 pesos

Scenes and Sounds of Mexico’s
Golden Age of Romance
Sat, Sep 19, 7:30pm
50 pesos

Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

Join us for a documentary and discussion on this incident and more on Friday, September 11, at 5pm as Shelter presents Poaching Wars in Africa. This documentary details the decimation of elephants and rhinoceros in Africa and the work of organizations to ban such exploitation worldwide. 50 pesos.


Saturday, September 12, at 3pm: ISIS the World’s Richest Terror Army. The inside story of how a small band of fanatical jihadi fighters became the world’s richest terror army ever. Featuring the first major TV interview with an imprisoned senior leader of the so-called Islamic State, Peter Taylor looks behind its medieval savagery and investigates how it became so fabulously rich and resilient and what it will take to end its reign of horror. 50 pesos.

Tuesday, September 15, at 5 pm: Aztecs—Sacrifice and Science. Join us for a documentary and discussion on the Aztecs, the proud native civilization destroyed by the invading Spanish of the 16th century. The documentary recounts how in 1882, German anthropologist Eduard Seler left Berlin to crack the code of the incredible Aztec calendar, revealing the Aztecs’ sacrificial rituals and mystical connection to their gods. 50 pesos

Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a 10-minute walk from the Jardín down Insurgentes. 154 7524 or visit sheltervg4.com to see upcoming events. Taxi service available. Shelter VG4’s theater and class/performance space are available for rent. We welcome proposals for activities and events!

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