Sunday, January 25, 2015

1709. Documentary: Mexico: The Frozen Revolution

Directed by Raymundo Gleyzer, 1971

Mexican revolution, November 20, 1910, Emiliano Zapata (with the large hat) and Pancho Villia to his right on the first row. 

The documentary Mexico: The Frozen Revolution was directed by Raymundo Gleyzer in 1971. The Argentinian Gleyzer was a documentary filmmaker who was involved with Cine de la Base, committed to bring revolutionary films to the people. In 1976 Gleyzer was kidnapped and killed by the military regime in the Argentina's Dirty War

Waged by the Argentina's military and fascists the Dirty War claimed the lives of 30,000. However,  Mexico: The Frozen Revolution survived.  The film looks at the history of the Mexican Revolution, which began in 1910, and how it failed to achieve its goals. The film documents how the failure of the 1910 revolution gave rise to the Mexican bourgeoise represented by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) that has been in power for 71 years supported by the Stalinist Partido Socialista Popular (PSP). 


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