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The Documentary Hasta los Dientes at the 16th FICM

By: Marco Mejía @MiqkelMejia

Paulina Suárez, director of Ambulante: Documentary Tour, and Roxana Alejo, operational director, presented the documentary Hasta los Dientes (2018, dir. Alberto Arnaut) at Plaza Benito Juárez at the 16th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).

Función al aire libre de Hasta los Dientes, by Alberto Arnaut

Hasta los Dientes takes place in the year 2010, when the Mexican government announced the death of two alleged gunmen armed to the teeth, but in reality, it was two excellence students of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, who were tortured and killed by the military.

Before the screening, Paulina Suárez stressed that one of the missions of this festival is to continue in the search for justice for the two main characters: “This documentary has generated a lot of noise and we continue in the struggle to obtain justice for Jorge and Javier, to clean their names. This documentary gives you the details of the case and unfolds like a thriller, I won’t ask you to enjoy the show because what happened was terrible, but I ask you to get involved.”

The director of Ambulante also spoke of the movements that have arisen to join the parents and friends of the Tecnológico de Monterrey students in demanding clarity on the case: “We have sought justice together with the parents and friends, there is a lot of information about the campaign in social networks and in the Ambulante site. You can even leave your signature if you are interested in participating or educating yourself in what you can do to support this cause and continue to question the militarized paradigm in which we have been during the last twelve years at least, I hope you will be moved by this powerful news and that we can make a change.”

Roxana Alejo invited the audience to go to the Alza la Voz site to sign the petition and help clean the names of both young people. She also reminded the audience that that Hasta los Dientes will have another screening on Friday, October 26 at the Aula Mater of the Michoacán University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH) at 8:30 p.m., and will be attended by the documentary’s director, Alberto Arnaut and the producer, Erick García Corona.