On TV: EL GENERAL

Coming to POV on July 20: EL GENERAL

Natalia Almada’s film debuted in 2009 at Sundance, where she won the award for Best Documentary Director. The film was later nominated for the 2010 Independent Spirit Awards’ Truer Than Fiction Award.

Focusing on the titular figure, Almada’s great-grandfather, one of the country’s most controversial leaders who served as a general during the Mexican Revolution before serving as President from 1924-1928, EL GENERAL weaves together original and archival material from Mexico and Hollywood films in a stunningly wrought examination of both personal and national history and identity. The film succeeds in bridging together decades of history with Almada’s family memoir, uniting the public with the personal in an artful, poignant manner.

To find out more about the POV screening on PBS, click here.

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