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A Massacre Foretold

A Massacre Foretold

Scottish documentary maker Nick Higgins’ commendable and deeply disturbing film investigates the murder of 45 people at a prayer meeting in a Mexican village in 1997. The film gets a brief outing in both cities this fortnight. Also showing is Higgins’ earlier short Mentiras. The director will be at both screenings to introduce the films and answer questions from the audience afterwards.

GFT, Glasgow (noon) & Filmhouse, Edinburgh (4.30pm), Sat 8 Dec.

A Massacre Foretold

  • 4 stars
  • 2007
  • UK/Mexico
  • 158 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Nick Higgins

On 22 December 1997, 45 indigenous residents of the Mexican village of Acteal were massacred during a prayer meeting. Filmmaker Nick Higgins investigates the story behind this forgotten tragedy.


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