LAC Film Series: Señorita Extraviada

LAC Film Series: Señorita Extraviada

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
Latin American Centre Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk
Speaker(s): 
Convenor: 
Lucinda Foote-Short and David Doyle, Latin American Centre

Mexico (2002). Someone is killing the young women of Juárez, Mexico. Since 1993, over 270 young women have been raped and murdered in a chillingly consistent and brazen manner. Authorities ignore pleas for justice from the victims’ families and the crimes go unpunished. Most disturbingly, evidence of government complicity remains uninvestigated as the killings continue to this day. Crafting a film that is both a poetic meditation and a mystery, Lourdes Portillo’s Señorita Extraviada is a haunting investigation into an unspeakable crime wave amid the disorders and corruption of one of the biggest border towns in the world.