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Grandmother's Recordings

In this clip from El General, filmmaker Natalia Almada brings to life audio recordings she inherited from her grandmother Alicia Calles, the daughter of Plutarco Elías Calles, a revolutionary general who became Mexico's president in 1924. In the recordings, Alicia Calles talks about her father, a controversial figure in Mexican history, and expresses the desire for others to see him as she saw him.

Please note: Streaming of the entire film online ends on September 4, 2010.