It is May 1520 in the vast Aztec Empire one year after the Spanish Conqueror Hernán Cortés' arrival in Mexico. "The Other Conquest" opens with the infamous massacre of the Aztecs at the ... See full summary »
José Carlos Rodríguez,
At early 16th century a priest joins the spanish conquerros in order to bring christianity to the indios. The expedition is murdered by the indios, only the priest is sparred. Santiago, the... See full summary »
While Erendira, a beautiful teenage girl, has a surreal mystical vision, her grandmother's house catches on fire and burns to the ground. Her grandmother holds Erendira responsible and, in ... See full summary »
A very hard drought devastates an ancient Mexican empire. Warriors and priests fight for power while people are dying. A group of priests return to Aztlan, the mythological place where ... See full summary »
Juan Mora Catlett
In an unnamed Latin American country that closely resembles Mexico, the government fights a rural insurgency with torture, assault, rape, and murder. Soldiers descend on a town, cutting off... See full summary »
This is why I say that some movies play a didactic role. Thanks to this one, I learned about that tarascan princess named ERENDIRA (means smiling morning in their language) who lived in the time when Spaniards arrive in Michoacán and she faced them as the most courageous of the male Indian soldiers. Ikikúnari means ''untamed'' and Eréndira, went to do something nobody has done before. She took a horse from the Spaniards and learn to ride it. Doing this, she also learned that without the horse, all Spaniards were just like them, only whiter, they were not giant monsters half horse and half man like some Indians believe! In that time, there were no horses in México and it was a mystery surrounding the soldiers, who ran so fast with those four legs under them... Eréndira was now at their own level. She could fight them now, but when she does and she proves her skills, her own people rejects her and it is then when she fights to death against the enemy. Excellent piece from Juan Mora Catlett, who also made RETORNO A AZTLAN, both in the original prehispanic language.
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