This years marks the 50th Anniversary of the social and political events that shook the world in 1968. The concerns of the youth of the time had important manifestations in cities such as Paris, PRague, Berlin and New York. Mexico was no exception and the 1968 Movement is of utmost relevance to the history of Mexico in the 20th Century.
As part of the Special Showings that commemorate the Anniversary of 1968, GIFF presents a selection of short films by renowned Mexican filmmaker Óscar Menéndez. Dos de Octubre: Aquí México, Historia de un Documento: Los Presos Políticos del 68 en la Cárcel de Lecumberri and Únete Pueblo.
Óscar Menéndez is a documentary filmmaker and photographer. He studied at the San Carlos National School of Plastic Arts and the Prague Film School. He has had a long and distinguished career as a film and television director and producer, as well as researcher and festival organizer. A highlight of his career was working as creative sub-director of Canal 13, Chief of Short Film Production at Estudios Churubusco and the Archivo Etnográfico del Instituto Nacional Indigenista (INI) foundation with filmmaker Gonzalo Martínez.
This screening will feature an appearance by the filmmaker. You’re invited to come at 16:00 hrs at Sala Euquerio Guerrero in Guanajuato City.