Canoa: A Shameful Memory

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Canoa: A Shameful Memory
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Directed by Felipe Cazals
Produced by Roberto Lozoya
Written by Tomás Pérez Turrent
Starring Arturo Alegro
Cinematography Álex Phillips Jr.
Edited by Rafael Ceballos
Release date
  • 4 March 1976 (1976-03-04)
Running time
115 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

Canoa: A Shameful Memory (Spanish: Canoa: memoria de un hecho vergonzoso) is a 1976 Mexican drama film directed by Felipe Cazals.[1]


The film is based on real events about a group of young employees of the Autonomous University of Puebla who go mountain climbing to La Malinche and have to spend the night in a small town called San Miguel Canoa, where they are confused with communist students. Then during mass the right wing town priest encourages the people to lynch them.


Production and release[edit]

It was one of the first movies to express the tone of the time of the setting: 1968, when student turmoils were spread all across the country. It was entered into the 26th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize.[2]


  1. ^ "Canoa: memoria de un hecho vergonzoso.". Retrieved 2015-11-16. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale 1976: Prize Winners". Retrieved 2010-07-16. 

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