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Thursday May 12, 2011

‘The Storm That Swept Mexico’ PBS Special on the Mexican Revolution to Debut

‘The Storm That Swept Mexico’ PBS Special on the Mexican Revolution to Debut

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THE STORM THAT SWEPT MEXICO is a vibrant new two-hour PBS special that tells the epic story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century. Fueled by the Mexican people’s growing dissatisfaction with an elitist ruling regime, the revolution produced two of the most intriguing and mythic figures in 20th century history—Emiliano Zapata and Francisco “Pancho” Villa.

THE STORM THATSWEPT MEXICO also explores how the Mexican Revolution not only changed the course of Mexican history, transforming economic and political power within the nation, but also profoundly impacted the relationships between Mexico, the U.S. and the rest of the world. 

Narrated by actor and playwright Luis Valdez, directed by Raymond Telles and written and produced by Raymond Telles and Archivist Ken Rabin, THE STORM THAT SWEPT MEXICO will air nationally on PBS on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 10 PM (check local listings.)

THE STORM THATSWEPT MEXICO incorporates photographs and motion pictures from these earliest days of cinema, many of which have never before been seen outside of Mexico. The dramatic story of the revolution is told through interviews with a wide range of distinguished scholars from the disciplines of history, economics, literature, political science, women’s studies, and art history, as well as several veterans of the Revolution who were each over 100 years old at the time of filming.