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Dir: Eugenio Polgovsky. Mexico, 2012. 54 min


A shaman’s mystical rituals, furious electricians on hunger strike, and a euphoric football crowd collide in the Zócalo, Mexico City’s central square and the ancient ceremonial heart of the Aztec empire. The documentary essay Mitote (Nahuatl for chaos or celebration) depicts the square as a wrestling ring, in which nationalist fervor melds past and present, rage and celebration.

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