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A Claustrophobic experience which involves a Mexican middle class family into the atrocities made by wild and heartless army forces whose main objective seems to be students who do not permit the 1968's Olimpic games' to develop normally.

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Jorge Fegán ...
Ademar Arau ...
Carlos
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Jorge (as Demian Bichir)
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Marta Aura ...
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Eduardo Palomo ...
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Carlos Cardán ...
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Leonor Bonilla ...
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Paloma Robles ...
Simón Guevara ...
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Sergio Sánchez ...
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Santiago Allende ...
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October 2, 1968 in Mexico City. There's only ten days for the Olympic Games and a small student's revolt has turned into a major political turmoil. A meeting will be carry out that day in Tlatelolco (the largest housing complex in the city) and the situation is extremely tense. A typical middle-class mexican family (living in Tlatelolco) will be tragically involved in the events, when the meeting is brutally interrupted by the army and hundreds of people are killed in the square in front of their apartment building. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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18 October 1990 (Mexico)  »

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Bengalas en el cielo  »

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Before the military attack we see a clock with the word "Quartz" on its face. In Mexico, electronic clocks were not in common use until the 1970s. See more »

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An important film, which dramatizes a horrific event of Mexico's history.
3 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

Very good article in today's (Oct. 3, 2008) LA Times re the massacre.

The "news peg" is the memorial March held in the capital on Oct 2, 2008.

They mention that Marcelo Ebrard ordered flags flown at half-mast, a major recognition of the event.

It covers the continuing problem of impunity.

It does not, however, mention events in Guadalajara.

The article skims through various attempts to investigate and fix culpability over the years.

It also mentions calls from Amensty International and other human rights organizations for investigations and justice.


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