Monday, January 14, 2019

Video: Children of the Narco Zone

Posted by El Profe from NYTIMES/ Youtube

From the NYTIMES: This week we continue with “A Moment in Mexico,” our special series of six Op-Docs by Mexican directors. The second film in the series is Everardo González’s haunting “Children of the Narco Zone,” which is a companion piece to his stunning feature documentary, “La Libertad del Diablo” (or “Devil’s Freedom”). In both films, González explores the personal toll of organized crime and the drug war through searing interviews with people with direct experience either of violence or its social ramifications. In “Children of the Narco Zone,” the focus is specifically on how a climate of violence affects children and shapes their understanding of what’s right and wrong. As in “La Libertad del Diablo,” González dresses all his subjects in masks — partly to give them anonymity, and partly as an eerie aesthetic choice. But the result is a mosaic of deeply individual testimonies.

12 comments:

  1. Has to be so Sinaloa right?

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  2. I Saw this a couple of days ago, can anybody guess what area of Mexico they’re from based on their accent?

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    1. I think they from Guerrero Mexico I’m not to sure

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  3. Wow that sure pulled on the heartstrings!So sad to think that their whole existence is about being a bully with zero compromise because that's all they've been taught.Joy will totally elude them in life and the only emotion they may ever feel is anger and who knows what their home life is like.I can't see these parents as especially mature and how they handle all that stress of being a narco may play out on the kid.

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  4. I will definately be watching this later tonight. Absolutely fascinating. I've always wonder how the extreme violence and brutality affects the civilian population.

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    1. Its been evident throughout the war torn countries everyday. Much of these stories never make newsworthy.

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  5. I saw this short about a month or two ago on the Snapchat stories! I feel so bad for the teachers 😪

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  6. Somewhere north of mexico... defenetly not sinaloa or sonora

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  7. Like a horror movie only it is real

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  8. What in the name of the purge

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  9. Desgraciadamente ésto ya es lo de a diario en mi México querido. Ya los niños no juegan a las escondidas, o juegan futbol, etc. Sino a matar y secuestrar y muchas otras tonterías. Vamos gobierno mexicano, queremos un México chingon y que hablen de nosotros los mexicanos como la gente humilde, trabajadora, y a toda madre k siempre hemos sido... Toda esta juventud merece una vida sana y normal.

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