Network: CBC Television Network
Broadcast Run: 1966
Broadcast Medium: Television
Aired Monday nights at 10, from April 25 ot May 16, 1966.
James Murray, who also produced The Nature of Things, supervised this series of four 30-minute documentaries on Mexico. The series examined the social, political and economic aspects of the country. The first show was called Gunpowder and Guitars, and looked at the early history of the country and its people. This was followed by I Used to be an Indian, that profiled the Spanish influence on the natives.
Program three, Fiesta of Bullets, examined the political and social struggles of the country, including those of Zapata and his revolutionary movement. The last program was called The Lucky Ticket, which compared Canada to Mexico and its relationship to the United States. This program was produced long before the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed by the 3 countries in 1997.
Writer and narrator: Lister Sinclair
Directors of Photography: Harry Makin, Rolf Blakstad, Stan Clinton
Sound engineers: Eric Lindgren, Vic Mackintosh
Editors: Arla Saare, Moses Weingarten
Directors: James Murray, Lister Sinclair, Bill Banting.
Written by John Corcelli – May, 2005