[NetBehaviour] san salvador de atenco documentary [méxico]

ivan lópez ivan at textzi.net
Fri Jun 9 08:42:36 CEST 2006


While an English-language version has not yet been released (but will 
be posted here as well as soon as it becomes available), the images in 
this 47-minute documentary speak for themselves. Much of the violence 
in Atenco was captured by television cameras, but few outside of Mexico 
have seen this footage. The filmmakers present not only the 
in-the-street shots of police savagely beating “anything that moved,” 
but also clips of the commercial news anchors flagrantly calling out 
for more repression of the popular movement from the state. Combined 
with Canal 6 de Julio and Promedios’ own work investigating the scene 
in Atenco and interviewing many of the townspeople, this is a powerful 
document of a turning point in Mexican history.

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