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The Extreme World of Juárez Mexico


By David Johanssen

There is perhaps no place on Earth where the contrast between wealth and poverty is more stark than when comparing the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez. El Paso is considered the second safest city in the US, while Juárez is one of the most dangerous places in the world. More than 40 billion dollars’ worth of drugs are smuggled into the US every year; rival cartels fight the police, the army, and each other for control of these lucrative smuggling routes.

Next Friday, October 20, at 5pm, Shelter presents Extreme World: Juarez Mexico. Ross Kemp heads to the Mexican city of Juárez, where he meets a former high-ranking cartel member, who explains the inner workings of the organizations and the depths to which their influence reaches. After the documentary we will discuss possible solutions to these complex issues.

On Wednesday, October 18, at 5pm we continue our series on “Perspectives in Non-Duality, hosted by Ravi Nathwani. This series of videos and discussions will focus on exploring how non-duality can be helpful in living life in an apparently “dualistic” world in a creative and practical manner, increasing levels of peace in the mind while reducing the causes of suffering. Come and learn about universal consciousness and the true fabric of reality. The “Non-Duality” series with Ravi will continue October 18, 25, and November 1 at 5pm.

To compliment Ken Burns’ magnificent series on PBS, on Friday, October 13, at 5pm, we revive Platoon, Oliver Stone’s autobiographical Vietnam War film. Charlie Sheen, a naive soldier finds himself caught in a battle of wills between two sergeants, one good (Willem Dafoe) and the other evil (Tom Berenger). The Chicago Tribune says, “There are images in Platoon so powerful that they seem, rather than simply imprinted on celluloid, to have been burned into memory.” Relive this one on our big screen!

So, where the heck is Shelter Theater? Nearby! Our logo’s on the Qué Pasa map in the upper left-hand corner, an easy 10-minute walk from the Jardín. See our calendar at for dates and online tickets. Shelter Theater’s class space is available for private events. Tai-Chi classes Mondays at 10am. Like us on Facebook, Trip Advisor, and look for us on Lokkal/SM Events.




Fri, Oct 13, 5pm

100 pesos


Concert on Screen

Leonard Cohen

Sat, Oct 14, 6pm

120 pesos


Video and Discussion

Perspectives in Non-Duality with Ravi Nathwani

Wed, Oct 18, 5pm

100 pesos


Documentary and Discussion

Extreme World: Juárez Mexico

Fri, Oct 20, 5pm

60 pesos


Concert on Screen

The Who

Sat, Oct 21, 6pm

120 pesos


All events are in Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4



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