Gael García Bernal: 'What is happening in Mexico is far more important than any movie or interview'

By admin November 18, 2014 12:32

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Mexican actor and director  Gael García Bernal has added his voice to the growing number of celebrities who are speaking out against the ongoing violence in his home country Mexico.

In an interview with Remezcla he said, “whatever is happening in Mexico now is far more important than any movie or interview. It is more important that anything we are doing… what’s important is the voices of those who are demonstrating, and of [the members of] society that are demonstrating and are doing stuff about it.”

He further added in the interview that the country has reached a critical stage and that now more than ever we need hands on deck. “We are the only ones who can stop this injustice and this impunity and this systematic corruption that exists, and this lack of social justice that exists [not only] in Mexico, but in other parts of the world as well.” 

The “Y tu mamá también” actor was talking about the case of the 43 students who went missing after a clash with local authorities in the state of Guerrero. The incident has sparked widespread protests throughout Mexico demanding justice.

Several mass graves were found in the search for the students, but none have shown to contain their remains.

Last week, government officials announced that gang members had confessed to incinerating the bodies, though DNA testing is still being processed to identify the bodies.

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By admin November 18, 2014 12:32

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