The original production describes the events that turned one of the most controversial leaders of the Mexican Revolution, into the most wanted man by the United States Army, an individual who was a hero to some and a murderer to others. PANCHO VILLA: SE BUSCA VIVO O MUERTO (#PanchoVilla) premieres September 25 at 9PM E/P during the Discovery a Fondo block.
Filmed in the Mexican state of Durango and supported by realistic dramatizations and the collaboration of remarkable historians and experts, the docudrama features the before and after of the Columbus raid, where the troops of Mexican revolutionary General Villa fought the United Sates army. The production questions the real motives behind the attack and analyzes the theories related to the origins of the confrontation, was it revenge or a military strategy? The piece also addresses the Punitive Expedition, the United States military campaign aimed to capture its worst enemy at the time.
PANCHO VILLA: SE BUSCA VIVO O MUERTO is directed by Carlos Bolado (Bajo California: el límite del tiempo, El grito que sacudió a México), the script is written by Patricia Arriaga, the role of Pancho Villa comes alive through Enoc Leaño (El asesinato de Villa: la conspiración), and Venustiano Carranza’s character is performed by Emilio Echevarría (Amores perros, Y tú mamá también).
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