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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Tlatelolco
Original Title Tlatelolco
English Title
Director Lotte Schreiber
Year 2011
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 75'
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Lotte Schreiber
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Johannes Hammel
  • Edición / Editing: Lotte Schreiber
  • Producción / Producer: Lotte Schreiber
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The square in the center of the Tlatelolco-Nonoalco quarter is a veritable epicenter in the pages of Mexican history: the Aztecs retreated to that area under Cuauhtémoc before their ultimate defeat by the Spanish conquistadors in 1521; here, on October 2, 1968, ten days before the opening of the Olympic Games in Mexico, a student demonstration was violently suppressed; and in 1985 a massive earthquake toppled high-rise buildings in the immediate surroundings. The latter two events become the decisive historical markers for filmmaker Lotte Schreiber in this video, that otherwise delves above all into the spatial dimension. Rather than focusing on the monuments and representational architecture of the Plaza, Tlatelolco concentrates on the Unidad Habitacional Nonoalco-Tlatelolco, the largest apartment complex in Mexico City, realized at the zenith of Mexico’s economic boom and shaken up on multiple occasions.

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