Friday, 15 May 2009

Mexico: Tracing Aleida

This is a trailer for the documentary Trazando Aleida (Tracing Aleida, dir. Christiane Burkhard), which focuses on Aleida Gallangos Vargas, the daughter of disappeared parents, and her search for her brother. Gallangos is Mexican, and Mexico is not often one of the countries traditionally included in the list of Latin American nations which suffered mass politically-motivated disappearances in previous decades. Recently however, more information has been coming to light on Mexico's own 'dirty war'. Anyone familiar with Argentina's dictatorship will be nodding in recognition at the images in this clip, which looks very interesting.

Film Chronicles Woman's Search for Identity after Mexico's 'Dirty War' (LA Times blog)

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