20 - 25 November 2012
La requisa

Film Schools


La requisa (The Embargo)
Martín Boege
Mexico, 2003
35 mm | 23 min | BW/Colour | Spanish

Production: Departamento de cinematrografía Universidad Veracruzana
Photography: Alberto Anaya
Editor: Martín Boege, Emilio Portes
Music: Erando González
Sound: Matías Barberis



In 1991 the Mexican federal government embargoed the Veracruz Harbour Labour Union buildings and sold them to a private company. The union members lost their jobs. Some committed suicide; others are still fighting for what was once theirs.