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Behind the Lens - El General

Clip: Season 23 | 10m 42s

Filmmaker Natalia Almada talks about "El General," her poetic meditation on history, memory and family. The film brings to life audio recordings she inherited from her grandmother, daughter of Plutarco Elias Calles, a revolutionary general who became Mexico's president in 1924.

Aired: 07/19/10

Rating: TV-PG

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