The Storm that Swept Mexico

The complex historical, social, political, economic and cultural forces that shaped the Mexican Revolution and its legacy.

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Premiere Date
May 15, 2011
120 minutes
Funding Initiative
Series and Special Projects

Raymond Telles

Raymond Telles’ 35-year career in film and television includes the production of numerous documentaries and segments for PBS, ABC, NBC, National Geographic, Discovery and Univision. Among the more than 30 documentaries Telles has produced and directed are Inside the Body Trade (Nat Geo); The Storm that Swept Mexico; The Fight in the Fields; Children of the Night (Frontline); Show more and episode six of the PBS series Latino Americans. Show less

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The Film

The Mexican Revolution, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century, not only changed the course of Mexican history, but also profoundly impacted its relationships with the rest of the world. The Storm That Swept Mexico looks at the complex historical, social, political, economic, and cultural forces that shaped the Revolution, influenced its course, and determined its consequences and legacy.