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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Trump at the Movies



As Alejandro and I were driving along Insurgentes Avenue a couple nights ago, we noticed that the light poles were covered with posters bearing the image of... ugh... Donald Trump.  The next day I went out to see the posters in the daylight, and also did some research on what it was all about.

The posters are advertising a film called "Desierto" which opens in movie theaters here on Friday.  It is apparently a U.S. production, but stars well-known Mexican actor Gael García Bernal.  The story deals with a group of Mexicans who cross the border illegally, and who are pursued across the desert by a racist vigilante with a rifle.

The connection with Trump?  One of the promotional trailers for the movie features a voice over of Trump's infamous speech in which he calls the Mexican migrants a bunch of criminals and rapists.

Alternating with the posters bearing Trump's image, are these...


...which say, "Words are as dangerous as bullets." 

2 comments:

  1. Are you and Alejandro going to see the movie? If so, you'll have to post a review.

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    1. I don't know. It looks like a very violent, dark movie. Maybe we'll go see it if it's playing at the mall a few blocks from the apartment.
      ¡Saludos!

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