La guerra civil

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Within the confines of the boxing ring, the famous rivalry between Mexican Julio César Chávez and Mexican American Oscar De La Hoya reveals complexities of identity, culture, and legacy. La guerra civil documents the cultural divide of the 1990s through the lens of the epic Chavez vs. De La Hoya showdown. Directed by Mexican American actor and producer Eva Longoria Bastón, the documentary intricately weaves rich archival footage with exhilarating recounts leading up to the 1996 fight. Interviewees include family members, trainers, and journalists, as well as fans like George Lopez and Mario Lopez. The sport of boxing takes on new meaning with the spectacle of Mexican identity at center stage.

  • Claudio Rocha
  • English and Spanish
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 102 mins