Film as historical record

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Film is always a witness of history.  In one way or another, it reflects the ethos of its time; it also preserves the image of how places looked at some point; sometimes, it speaks of politics, when the film is shaped to fit official censorship and or serves as a vehicle for propaganda.

This section features articles about the historical aspect of Mexican feature films.

El cine como documento histórico: El beso mortal (.pdf)

La película Alarma: el documental y la ficción 

De Tequila su mezcal (Carlos Toussaint, 1949) y la cultura del tequila


Antonio Ruiz Galindo, D.M. Nacional, and Borrasca en las almas