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The Toledo Report

Albino Álvarez G

Mexico, Documentary, 2008
85 min, S16mm/HD/HDV, Color/Black & White
Spanish, English, Zapoteca with English subtitles


Francisco Toledo made a series of fifteen prints relating to Franz Kafka’s A Report for An Academy. These self-portraits make up the narrative line of this documentary film that searches for the face of the Juchiteco artist. Toledo’s journey takes us from 1960’s Paris to the 2006 teacher's conflict in Oaxaca, Mexico, and interweaves a plot where the passion and mastery of this Mexican artist is inseparable from the chisel in which a man takes part in historical and social matters and struggles against corruption.


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Albino Álvarez Gomez is originally from Zacatecas, Mexico. He studied at the University Center of Film Studies and has taught film and television studies at numerous institutions, including at the Casa del Lago in the Mexican Institute of Educational Communication. He was founder and general coordinator of the Workshop on Audiovisual Experimentation at TV UNAM. In 2005 he founded his own production company, Lo Otro Producciones, which has completed fourteen documentaries thus far.


Producer: Martin Burillo
Production Companies: Pegaso Films, Lo Otro Producciones
Screenwriter: Albino Álvarez G.
Cinematographer: Martin Boege
Editor: Omar Guzmán
Sound Design: Samuel Larson
Music: Steven Brown
Cast: Francisco Toledo, Carlos Monsiváis, Elisa Ramírez, Elena Poniatowska

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