Filmmaker Everardo González interviews victims and perpetrators of violence in Mexico, where more than 100,000 people have been executed in just the last five years, and another 300,000 people made indirect victims. All of his subjects are masked, from the killers to the soldiers to the orphaned toddlers. The masks give those who suffer and inflict violence the rare freedom to speak frankly and without fear. Flesh-colored and tight-fitting, the masks create the sense of an invisible country of victims, enablers, would-be reformers and killers, caught in a maelstrom from which there is no escape.
Post-screening discussion with Everardo González (director) and Manuel Roig-Franzia (The Washington Post).