Gael Garcia Bernal produces 4 films for Amnesty International
The production company of one of Mexico's most famous cinema actors, Gael Garcia Bernal, produced a series of four films for Amnesty International: The Invisibles. It describes the situation of hundreds of migrants in Mexico, mainly from Central America.
The aim of the documentary is to raise awareness of the human rights abuses committed against irregular migrants who cross Mexico on the way to the USA in search of a better life. The issue attracted the world's attention in August, opening a window on the brutality and violence routinely inflicted on thousands of migrants following the mass killing of 72 Central and South American migrants in Tamaulipas state, north - eastern Mexico.
Although these killings do not figure in the films, many of those who took part talk about their experiences of rapes, kidnappings and murders of irregular migrants who fail to comply with the demands of armed gangs.
The four-part series shows the testimonies of migrants and people working with them in Mexico.
The films premiere on 9 November 2010 at the Global Forum on Migration & Development, taking place in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from 8 to 11 November 2010.