Against Whitening by Dispossession:
A History and the Present of Tenants Rebellion in Mexico
Pablo Gaytan Santiago aka Hombre de Humo in conversation with Ana Vilenica and Pedro Montes de Oca Quiroz
Keywords: Tenants Strike, Sex Workers, Mexico, Whitening by Dispossesion, Indigenous struggles,
In this conversation we delved into discussions with Pablo Gaytan Santiago, aka Hombre de Humo, urban sociologist, activist, and filmmaker about the historic tenants’ strike organized by sex workers a century ago in Veracruz. We also explored the struggles for the right to housing and ongoing process of whitening and whitewashing in Mexico City. Our conversation encompassed Pablo’s engagement with local communities as a documentary filmmaker and their use of film as a tool in indigenous peoples struggles and urban movements.