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Films related to the Mexican War of Independence


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Tonight on TCM, a few Pedro Armendariz films will be screened. Among these:






There will be many others this month on TCM that relate to Mexican independence. While I don't think I will watch all of them, I am glad they are being shown for those who care to learn more about this unique period in North American history.


According to wiki:


The Mexican War of Independence (1810?1821) was an armed conflict between the people of Mexico and the Spanish colonial authorities which started on 16 September 1810. The Mexican War of Independence movement was led by Mexican-born Spaniards, Mestizos and Amerindians who sought independence from Spain. It started as an idealistic peasants' rebellion against their colonial masters, but finally ended as an unlikely alliance between mexican ex-royalists and mexican guerrilla insurgency.

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Yes, this is about the Revolution that started in 1910, and lasted well into the 1920s and even the ?30s in some parts of Mexico.


There were basically three revolutions, the first in the early 1800s, to gain independence from Spain, the second in the 1860s to gain independence from France (which had taken over much of Mexico), and the third was the one that began in 1910, which was a general uprising of the poor against the wealthy land owners.

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I notice that these first two films take the same position about Villa as the old movie ?Viva Villa? did in the 1930s. They show him as a folk hero who is sometimes brutal and orders people to be killed if they irritate him in some way.


I?ve read a little about the 1910 revolution, and I?ve seen some old Mexican movies about it, from the ?30s and ?40s. It was apparently very brutal, on both sides, with the military and the revolutionaries killing a lot of civilians.


Some Mexicans are very kind, and others can be savage. During the past few weeks, several hundreds of people have been murdered just South of the Mexican border, from the East coast to the West.


I used to go down to Juarez quite a lot, but it?s too dangerous now.









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