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The Guardian of Memory

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Guardian of Memory
Mexico/ 2019/ 1 t. 33 min.
LANGUAGE:
spansk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Marcela Arteaga
WRITER:
Marcela Arteaga
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Axel Pedraza
PRODUCER:
Fabián Hofman
Mex, drugs & roving death squads

Violent crime runs rampant in Mexico and is usually portrayed as a result of the authorities’ inability to control the drug cartels. THE GUARDIAN OF MEMORY, however, posits that the large-scale killings and disappearances of civilians, aid workers and journalists are actually an unofficial state policy. In this poetic and visually arresting documentary, director Marcela Arteaga paints a complex and nuanced portrait of the realities behind the Mexican migratory wave and the people who risk it all in order to escape their home country.

Marcela Arteaga

Marcela Arteaga (Mexico) THE GUARDIAN OF MEMORY is Arteaga’s first feature documentary.