To commemorate Mexico's
Independence Bicentennial, Discovery en Espanol on Thursday (Sept. 16) will
premiere El grito que sacudio a Mexico,
a historical docudrama directed by award-winning filmmaker Carlos Bolado.
El grito examines
the events between September of 1810 and July of 1811 that gave rise to
Mexico's independence by recreating several crucial events, based on a series
of interviews with eight Mexican historians.
"Shooting El grito was
a great challenge," said Carlos Bolado. "I had to recreate a fictional story
based on the anecdotes and historical facts recounted by a group of scholars
The result is a 120-minute docudrama reconstructing pivotal
events in the history of Mexico, including the bloody siege of the Alhondiga de
Granaditas in Guanajuato, and the epic battle of the Monte de las Cruces.
El grito is only
one of a series of initiatives launched by Discovery en Espanol to celebrate
Mexico's bicentennial. The network will also present a series of capsules titled
"Asi se festeja el bicentenario de Mexico en ... nombre de la ciudad" ("This is
how we celebrate Mexico's Bicentennial in ... name the city"), in which Discovery
en Espanol cameras capture some of the most colorful bicentennial celebrations
in various U.S. communities. These vignettes will air throughout Hispanic
Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15.)
El grito que sacudio a Mexico airs Thursday, Sept. 16, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.