Institute for Arts and Media

Devil’s Freedom: the Consequences of the War on Drugs in Mexico

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Oviatt Library Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room


Everardo González’s latest film, "Devil's Freedom" (La libertad del diablo, 2017) has been awarded the Amnesty International Film Prize at the Berlin Festival. The film presents the consequences of the Mexican drug war using the testimonies of victims, perpetrators of violence, policemen, and soldiers. He uses masks as a way of hiding people's identities and giving them a space to say very intimate things. Director Everardo González will have a Q&A after the screening of the film.

Everardo González is one of the strongest voices in the documentary genre in Latin America. His filmography includes The Song of Pulque (2003), The Old Thieves(2007), The Open Sky (2011), Drought (2011) and El Paso (2015), all screened and given awards at various festivals like International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA), Toulouse, Locarno, Montreal, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI), Sarajevo, Guadalajara, and Morelia.

This event is co‐sponsored by the Oviatt Library, Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication Distinguished Speaker Series, the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and the Department of Journalism.

This event is part of the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center Featured Lecture Series.