Monday, September 13, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Violence, drugs, corruption: On 200th birthday, Mexico troubled by what it sees in the mirror

MEXICO CITY — The movie that Mexican director Luis Estrada is putting out for his country's bicentennial is bluntly named "Hell."

Like many Mexicans, Estrada says there is little to celebrate in Mexico today, with its violence, corruption and inequity. Yet in another way, the harshly critical movie shows how far the country has come — it was made with government funding, and nobody tried to censor it.

"I think this should be seen as enormous progress," Estrada says.

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