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EL GRITO (1968) * with switchable English subtitles *

Dirección Leobardo López Arretche Producción José Rovirosa Guion Oriana Fallaci, Consejo Nacional de Huelga1​ Música Óscar Chávez Sonido Rodolfo Sánchez Alvarado Fotografía Leobardo López Aretche, Roberto Sánchez, José Rovirosa, Alfredo Joskowicz, Francisco Bojórquez, Jorge de la Rosa, León Chávez, Francisco Gaytán, Raúl Kamffer, Jaime Ponce, Federico Villegas, Arturo de la Rosa, Carlos Cuenca, Guillermo Díaz Palafox, Fernando Ladrón de Guevara, Juan Mora, Sergio Valdez y Federico Weingartshofer

EL GRITO (1968):

A market in Mexico City in the summer of 1968: a middle-aged woman, wearing a string of pearls and fine earrings, is having a loud argument with a student in boots and a miniskirt. “What in the world do those students want? They just want to stir up a fuss, that’s all! I’m certain they’re Communists – they must be to act like that!” “Listen, señora,” the young student replies, “you’re going to have to explain what you mean, because what you’re saying is nonsense. What are you trying to insinuate?” Gradually, more and more people get drawn into the argument, until a large crowd has formed, vigorously debating. The original protagonists slip away. In Mexico, in 1968, the government controlled the newspapers, the radio, the television and the cinemas, so students in Mexico City, rebelling against the authorities in great numbers, had to become creative propagandists. Those studying graphic design created thousands of visually inventive posters, the aeronautical students designed balloons that would shower leaflets down on to crowds below, and students of the acting school – even middle-aged ones wearing pearls – would stage ‘happenings’ in public places: play-acted confrontations that encouraged people to talk about and debate the repression they were suffering under the one-party government of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which had ruled Mexico since 1929.

DVD-R is in Spanish with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 102 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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