Global Voices

El General

Season 7 Episode 10 | 1h 21m 12s | Video has closed captioning.

Filmmaker Natalia Almada brings to life audio recordings she inherited about her great-grandfather, General Plutarco Elías Calles, a revolutionary general who became president of Mexico in 1924 but is remembered today as a dictator who was exiled in 1936. The film moves between memories of a woman grappling with history’s portrait of her father and the weight of his legacy on the country today.

Aired: 08/04/14

Expired: 09/02/14

Rating: TV-PG

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