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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Mexico, La Revolucion Congelada

Fortnight 1971, Feature film, 60'

Synopsis

With English commentary and subtitles, this Argentine documentary details the history and progress of the Mexican Revolution (1911-1917). It also focuses on the progress of peasants, from that day to this, and the evolution of land reform.

Director

Raymundo Gleyzer

Raymundo’s life and films share the same coherence and faith in the people that inspire him to never give up the fight. On May 27, 1976, he was kidnapped by the dictatorship’s armed forces, never to be seen again, and became one of the 30.000 disappeared in Argentine concentration camps. His films were prohibited and later forgotten by following democracies. The reason for this? There are ideas they don’t want to hear again. They follow the politics of omission and historical distortion about the popular struggles of the 70’s. Raymundo Gleyzer’s work must be recovered because is the cultural patrimony of the Argentine people. His school of filmmaking must be continued by new filmmakers, to make films with an Argentine identity and contribute to build a fair society, based in positive values for humankind.

Image
Humberto Rios

Prod : Bill Susman Sam Crane New York