Filmoteca UNAM launches free film cycle for 50 years of the «Halconazo»

To commemorate 50 years of one of the most repressive and violent episodes in Mexico, the UNAM Film Library has curated a documentary film series that relives what happened in the famous Halconazo -also known as the Corpus Thursday massacre- which took place on 10 June 1971. This cycle is titled 50 years after the Halconazo. The dirty war and the musical counterculture, where through various audiovisuals we witness the violent and peaceful responses that emerged after the attack, including a call song. The sample will be available for free in Mexican territories of the June 10-27, 2021. Here’s everything you need to know to enjoy movies from the comfort of your home.

«This sample of documentaries about one of the bloodiest repressive episodes against students in the second half of the 20th century: the Halconazo, perpetrated by the paramilitary group ‘Los Halcones’, sponsored by the government of the then Federal District on June 10, 1971. This episode, one more of the government’s authoritarian expressions against any manifestation of dissent, escalated, giving way to one of the darkest periods in our recent history, the so-called Dirty War, to which different violent and peaceful responses emerged, such as some countercultural movements, such as the musical ”, dictates a description provided by Filmoteca UNAM.

«Today starts 50 years after the Halconazo. The dirty war and the musical counterculture, a film series that recalls the repressive episode of June 10, 1971 and the different violent and peaceful responses that emerged, such as the musical “.

«The massacre of students remembered as the ‘Halconazo’ unleashed different countercultural movements. Follow the cycle 50 years after the Halconazo. The dirty war and the musical counterculture«.

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With the support of the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE), through its FilminLatino platform, each of the six films in the cycle will be available for free for 24 hours through said platform. In the following link you can check dates and titles -along with the synopsis of each one- as well as the link that directs them to FilminLatino. Among the documentaries are Falcons: State Terrorism (2006), Flower in otomí (2012), The guerrilla and hope (2005), Tracing aleida (2007), Rosario (2013) and Rupestre, the documentary (2014).

Source: UNAM Film Library
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