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."