Eye-opening and ear-opening, the documentary Hecho en México explores the rich culture and history of our neighbor to the south through its art and artists. Music plays an essential role in Mexican society and the film as well, with folk, rap, traditional Mexican sounds and even political rock providing not just a soundtrack but also a focal point. For a film that is such a celebration of a distinct culture, it’s surprising that Hecho en México was directed by a Brit, musician and filmmaker Duncan Bridgeman. His passion for the subject is obvious, however, and keeps the film from becoming just a long music video. Bridgeman paints a colorful picture of emerging sounds in Mexico, with terrific cinematography matching each song and performance.
Director: Duncan Bridgeman