"Mexico: The Frozen Revolution"
Directed by Raymundo Gleyzer
The most celebrated and controversial film by
Argentine documentary filmmaker Raymundo Gleyzer, who founded the "third
cinema" movement Cine de la Base and was disappeared by Argentina's
military dictatorship in 1976. Mexico: The Frozen Revolution is a
socio-political analysis of the betrayal of the 1910 Mexican Revolution.
The director uses rare newsreel footage of Pancho Villa and Emiliano
Zapata in conjunction with footage of the Tlatelolco massacre at the 1968
Olympic Games in Argentina to comment on the failure of revolution in his
own time. A Special Prize-winner at the 1971 Locarno International Film
Festival. Spanish with English subtitles.