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(2006)

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The movie's dedication and closing epilogue states that the film is "Dedicated to the missing and the murdered women of Juárez".
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Actress-producer Jennifer Lopez was awarded Amnesty International's "Artists for Amnesty" Award at the Berlin International Film Festival for this film for "examining the ongoing murders of hundreds of women in a Mexican border town".
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Loosely based on a series of unsolved murders in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, an industrial border town near El Paso, Texas. Although estimates conflict, innumerable young women have been kidnapped, tortured and murdered since 1993.
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A "maquiladora" or "maquila" is a Mexican term for a factory operating in a free trade zone which import raw materials and equipment under tariff-free and duty-free conditions then export back to the country which they imported from. The factories are involved in a number of commercial activities including assembly, processing and manufacturing.
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One of two films made and released in 2006 which examined the so-called "Maquiladora Murders", the other film was The Virgin of Juarez (2006).
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Writer-producer-director Gregory Nava fashioned the screenplay from the many interviews with people he interviewed regarding the film's subject matter as he had done with his earlier film El Norte (1983).
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According to writer-director-producer Gregory Nava, writers which inspired this film's screenplay included Miguel Ángel Asturias, Charles Dickens and Gabriel García Márquez,
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Prior to being made, the picture was previously in development at two studios, both MGM and New Line Cinema.
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The name of the newspaper that Jennifer Lopez's character worked for was the "Chicago Sentinel" whilst the name of the local paper that Antonio Banderas's character was editor of was "El Sol de Juárez".
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