The Riders of Time

  • 8 10
  • 2020
  • 99min
The Riders of Time
  • Original Title: Los jinetes del tiempo

A group of rural actors journey from Quebrantadero to Mexico City, retracing the historic steps of revolutionaries Zapata and Villa, only to confront startling parallels between Mexico's past and its present.

The Riders of Time

The Riders of Time - History, Reflection, Journey

Rural actors from Quebrantadero, Morelos, embark on a transformative expedition to re-enact the triumphant 1914 entry of Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa into Mexico City. As they traverse through towns, their performances evolve from mere re-enactments to profound reflections on Mexico's societal challenges. Despite a century's gap, they face issues eerily reminiscent of the past, serving as a testament to Mexico's enduring spirit and the cyclical nature of its challenges. This journey, set against the backdrop of historical and contemporary Mexico, offers a contemplative look at the nation's past, present, and future.

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