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Past and present collide as award-winning filmmaker Natalia Almada brings to life audio recordings she inherited from her grandmother, daughter of Plutarco Elías Calles, a revolutionary general who became Mexico’s president in 1924, in El General. Help spread the word about the film through the following ways.

Embed the YouTube Trailer on Your Site

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Promote the Film Online

Let everyone know that El General is premiering on PBS on July 20, 2010 (check local listings) by posting this 300 x 250 pixel ad on your site and linking to the El General website.

El General Ad

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Host a Community Screening

POV screening

Photo by Larry Glenn, Hands On Network

If you are a community organizer, high school, after school, college or ESL teacher, young person using media to reach your peers or a PBS station employee interested in planning free screenings in your community, please sign up with POV's Community Network and we'll loan you a copy of the film (for free!) along with a toolkit including a facilitators guide. Organize it »

Have you successfully led an event? We would love to hear about it, and post links to blog posts, pictures, etc.
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Send Out a Tune-In Email

El General Tune-in Email

Remind your friends, family or organization members to watch El General on the POV website from July 21 to September 3! Use this template to send out your own stylish email announcement.

Fan Us on Facebook

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Tweet About El General

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And if you want to tweet about El General to your followers, make sure to use the hashtag #elgeneral so we can track your tweets!

Please tell your friends about these ways to participate in promoting El General by emailing them this page.

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For seven years General Plutarco Elías Calles has loomed indestructible in the Mexican picture, like a Toltec pyramid — huge, harsh, mysterious. His name adds naturally to the list of dictatorial gladiators that the world watches with mixed feelings. . . . He has been called a Mexican Mussolini, an Indian von Hindenburg, a Latin American Lenin.”

— Anita Brenner,
The New York Times, 1937

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