Watch Hecho En Mexico
- 1 hr 38 min
Hecho en Mexico translated into English reads Made in Mexico. This film is a documentary that celebrates the life and accomplishments of the people who currently populate the diverse and culturally rich country of Mexico. Hecho en Mexico showcases some of Mexico's most prominent contemporary artists and performers, both acclaimed and unknown, from across the country. In their own words, Mexicans create a vision of themselves for the world. Many artists explore what attributes make someone from Mexico a Mexican. Some say it is spirituality. One man says it is beliefs that bind Mexicans. He says that although religion has divided Mexicans historically, spirituality is beyond religion, so spirituality gives strength to the Mexican character by uniting Mexicans. One artist says that it's a drive, it's the thing that we as humans can't satisfy; he says he thinks it is the engine of life, like the horizon, where when you move forward, the horizon moves away, but you've still advanced. Another artist says it is diversity, that like all humans, all Mexicans have heart, soul, life, dreams, feelings, and hope. Mexicans are future, origin, and tradition. Mexicans are unique. The creation of this movie and the participation of the primarily Mexican cast proves his thought that Mexicans are finally ready to recognize the cultural diversity of their own country. Others interviewed in the film stress the importance of highlighting this uniqueness and not stereotyping the Mexican; they say that what has to shine are the different Mexicans, the Mexicans who find their own way to assume their origins and their sense of identity. Whatever each artist believes individually, they all stress that Mexicans are the authors of their own identity. This conviction is what makes the movie so authentic. Hecho en Mexico was directed by the British music composer Duncan Bridgeman, who previously directed the films What About Me? and 1 Giant Leap. The film features music from famous local and internationally known Mexican artists.