Madero of Mexico (1942)

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This film chronicles the short political life of Francisco Madero (1873-1913), who tried to bring democracy and land reform to Mexico.


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6 November 2009 | jhaugh
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| A pedestrian 11-minute film about Francisco Madero
This "Passing Parade" episode tells the tale of Francisco Madero who overthrew President Porfirio Díaz of Mexico. His ambitions were to give the peasants better protection under the law from mistreatment by the rich landowners and the military. He quickly made a number of errors in judgment from which he could not recover. This little film explains his errors. When he realized he was failing miserably he made a decision to die a martyr. The story is better told in the movies about Villa and Zapata. His death precipitated the rise of these revolutionaries. The film is bookended by views of El Zócalo Square to give it a Mexico flavor.

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