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Brian

Sep 8, 2012, 7:53 AM

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San Miguel de Allende "An Inconvenient Truth"

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A Spanish language documentary has been produced which bemoans the state of SMA today because of the high population of foreigners, the sale of patrimonial real estate to meet their needs and need of Mexicans to speak a foreign language in order to achieve the highest paid wages. The director implies that tourists only see the physical charm of the city and assume that all is well with the people. Reportedly, the film includes several interviews with residents to support the premise that the "Cradle of Independence" has been overtaken by outside influences.

Folks with a long memory of San Miguel will recall an anti-gringo campaign over a decade ago which was very divisive but thankfully short-lived and not supported by the majority. I do not get the impression that this film is similarly aggressive but rather, from some Mexicans' opinions, a sad reflection that San Miguel "is what it is" and, in many ways, that's not good.

http://www.filmeweb.net/magazine.asp?id=8703


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Sep 8, 2012, 4:29 PM

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Re: [Brian] San Miguel de Allende "An Inconvenient Truth"

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Thanks for the heads-up.
Trailer for the documentary is on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7WWeaZqXQQ
 
 
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