Introduced by director Natalia Almada, Visiting Artist/Premiere
Part of Women with Vision 2010
“A tour de force of cinematic imagination bristling with beauty, contradiction, and the epic scope of Mexico’s last 100 years of history.”—Sundance
Almada tells the recent history of Mexico through her great-grandfather, General Plutarco Elías Calles, a revolutionary who became Mexico’s president (1924–1928) and de facto ruler until 1935. Through the combination of haunting home movies and historical and contemporary footage of Mexico City, a sense of the country’s idealism as well as its injustices emerges. 2009, in Spanish with English subtitles, video, 83 minutes.