Mexico: against impunity, citizens' movements
More than 60,000 people are missing in Mexico. Faced with the silence and inaction of the often-complicit authorities and despite intimidation and threats, the mothers of the disappeared search the mass graves themselves and organise into collectives throughout the country. The short film Sin tregua, produced by actor and producer Diego Luna (Y tu maman tambien, Harvey Milk, Rogue One, If Beale Street Could Talk), illustrates the collective resistance of these mothers, pays tribute to their courage, and describes the extent of the tragedy. It also reminds us that in the face of injustice, citizens and collective movements can regain power.
Sunday 15 March
Espace Pitoëff - Grande salle
Co-presented with the Festival Ambulante, El Día Después and ONU-DH México
María Isabel Cruz Bernal President of the Collective “Sabuesos Guerreras A.C.”, from Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, and mother of Reyes Yosimar García Cruz, disappeared in January 26, 2017
Diego Luna Actor, director, producer and co-founder of Ambulante A.C.
Ximena Suárez-Enriquez Human Rights Officer, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
by Diego Rabasa
In Mexico, 61,000 people have gone missing, with no response from the government authorities. Worse still, the State itself is usually directly involved. 65 citizens' collectives have been set up throughout the country, formed mainly by mothers who have to face intimidation and violence in order to pursue the search for their loved ones. This powerful short film, produced by actor Diego Luna, tells the story of a human and humanitarian tragedy, but also the importance of collective action and solidarity to achieve justice.
- Section: Thematic film
- Original language: Spanish
- Subtitles: English
- Gabriela Loaria
- Diego Luna
Autour de Nuestras Madres : exhumer la violence politique
Thursday 12 March