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Exotic Mexico (1942)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 13 June 1942 (USA)
The railroad across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, located in southern Mexico, once provided a vital transportation link for shipping between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans before the Panama ... See full summary »

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The railroad across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, located in southern Mexico, once provided a vital transportation link for shipping between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans before the Panama Canal was constructed. With the canal undergoing upgrades, the railroad is once again providing that important link. On the southern side of the isthmus is the town of Tehuantepec. Its people are a mixture of Spanish, French and native. The society is primarily a matriarchal one. Fifty miles north is another of the region's important cities, Oaxaca, the capital of the similarly named state. Just outside the city are the ruins of Monte Albán. One of the most important private collectors of the area's historic artifacts is renowned artist Diego Rivera. Written by Huggo

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TravelTalks
17 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Exotic Mexico (1942)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

If you're a fan of James A. FitzPatrick's TravelTalks series then you'll obviously know that it was a very popular series back in the day that allowed most people in America a chance to see other parts of the world. This one here starts off in southern Mexico where we learn about the various customs. One location we visit is a railroad that was once used to transport items from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. From here we learn about the women of Tijuana, their background as well as the head gear they wear. Indian art is also discussed as well as a special dance that is done. For the most part this here is another entertaining episode that has some nice images as well as some historic interest as well. This is especially true when they discuss the Pan Am road that was to run from Alaska to South America.


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