In late September 2014, 43 teacher education students at the Raúl Isidro Burgos Normal School, in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico went missing after attempting to commandeer commercial buses – a common occurrence for students at normal schools in Mexico – in order to attend a march in Mexico City commemorating the 1968 Tlatelolco student massacre. After leaving the bus station in Iguala, the students were violently attacked by every police branch in the area and the military and taken into custody. None of the 43 students have yet been found.
Minn’s investigative documentary tells the story of these missing student teachers, featuring interviews with their parents, Mexican journalists, historians and scholars.
Charlie Minn is an independent filmmaker based in El Paso, Texas and New York City. He will be available after the screening for questions and discussion.The film will start at 4pm in the College of Education Building on the University of Arizona Campus, Room 102.