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Canoa (1975)
Starring: Arturo Alegro, Julio Alejandro, Sergio Calderon, Carlos Chavez, Rodrigo Cruz
Director: Felipe Cazals
Category: Avant Garde, Foreign
Studio: Ventura
115 mins



"One of the top 20 Mexican films of all time." - Somos 1994

Canoa is a compelling story based on the actual events that occurred on September 14th 1968 in the mountainous town of San Miguel de Canoa. A group of employees from the Puebla University set out on a hiking excursion to a nearby mountain. Mistaken for radical communist agitators by a domineering local priest, a mob of townspeople are incited to riot, resulting in the brutal murders of several of the young men.