El Ingeniero

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Synopsis: Following Cardenas Solorzano´s personal journey during his third presidential campaign this documentary captures a moment in contemporary Mexican history told from the perspective and experiences of a political group that was defeated. A large portion of Mexican history rarely reaches an audience since it’s the winners that write history. This documentary doesn´t depict scandal, corruption, or a redemptive act; rather, it shows how politics operate at the highest levels in Mexico and reveals the human side of a popular leader. It´s like being backstage in the production of an unimaginable play.

Language of dialogue: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Country of Production: Mexico
Year of Production: 2012
Running time: 129 min.

Made by: Alejandro Lubezki