México faces profound problems this election year, and perhaps the deepest soul searching in a generation. In response to some of these deep-seated issues, some foundations and universities headed by the insurance company GNP have directly taken on many of the issues in war-torn México. And they’ve gotten children to play every single part. None of them seem to be above the age of 12.
That has caused some controversy, and yet it’s appropriate that children act in this mockumentary because this election is pivotal to the future of their country. I see it as an act of hope. It is holding up the mirror to most of society and saying – look at what we’ve created. Let’s change it. There is no way around the truth.
One idea that México has not had the courage to seriously consider is that prohibition has failed. It’s failed every state that has tried to enforce it. Read this excellent article by The Economist: http://www.economist.com/node/13237193