La Semana Latina: A Week of Latina/o History, Culture and Significance
Someone is killing the young women of Juarez, Mexico. Since 1993, over 270 young women have been raped and murdered in a chillingly consisitant and brazen manner. Authorities ignore pleas for justice from the victims' families and the crimes go unpunished. Most disturingly, evidence of government complicity remains uninvestigated as the killings continue to this day. Crafting a film that is both a poetic meditation and a mystery, Lourdes Portillo's Senorita Extraviada is a haunting investigation into an unspeakable crime wave amid the disorders and corruption of one of the biggest border towns in the world.
- Director: Lourdes Portillo
- Documentary: (54 minutes)
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