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||IMDB Rating: 8.2/10 from N/A votes
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||Director: Ray Telles,
||Synopsis: A history of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), its causes, and its aftermath.
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As you might expect from a documentary of Marxist orientation, all of
Mexico's manifold problems are laid at the feet of the **gringo**.
As history this film is both biased and selective. For example, for all
the mention it gets in, the Christero Revolt of 1927-29 against the
atheist President Plutarcho Calles might as well never have occurred.
As to bias, even Francisco Madero, a man of undoubtedly good intentions
and unquestioned integrity, is rated as not sufficiently radical to
suit the documentarian because Madero did not want to break up the
**haciendas** into tiny, uneconomical plots. Yet when Madero is
overthrown and murdered by the generals, that, too is the fault of the
United States, we are told.
The two most often seen talking heads are Alex Saragoza of the Ethnic
Studies department at UC Berkley and the late Friedrich Katz who
established and headed up the University of Chicago's department of
Mexican Studies. Neither are authentically Mexican.
The Austrian-born Prof. Katz was an actual Communist Party member as an
adult, his refugee family having settled in Mexico in the 1930's after
having been refused entry to the USA due to his father's Communist
affiliation. Prior to coming to America, Friedrich Katz held a
professorship at Humboldt University in the former East Berlin, an
institution so closely wedded to the Communist regime that it had to be
made over after unification of the two Germanies.
The radical-Chicano-chic Prof. Alex Saragoza has shown a knack for
grabbing headlines and going up against the System but his knowledge of
Mexican history is weak. He never attended school in Mexico, having
been born (of Mexican parents) in California's San Joaquin Valley.
There are some minor contributors of Mexican nationality, one a
participant in the Communist-inspired student revolt that paralyzed
Mexico City in 1968, another a professor at the mammoth, thoroughly
politicized National Autonomous University. Former presidential
candidate and Mayor of Mexico City Cuautemoc Cardenas, makes a brief
and noncommittal appearance near the end, supplying some details about
the 1934-40 presidency of his father Lazaro Cardenas who persecuted
priests and nationalized the oil industry,
The documentary is strongest in its first half, covering the
**Porfiriato** and early, revolutionary period, supplying some
little-known details on the lives, activities and deaths of its two
most colorful figures: Zapata and Villa. Gen. Francisco "Pancho" Villa,
operating in the north, had a policy of allowing the wives or
girlfriends of his soldiers to accompany his army on campaign. These
much-photographed **Soldaderas** became famous in their own right.
Emiliano Zapata with his base in the province of Morelos just south of
the capital, was apparently not in favor of having a huge mass of camp
followers weighing down his fast-moving troops.
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