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New Film Examines Contentious Presidential Election

Director Luis Mandoki's latest release, “Fraud: Mexico 2006,” opened in Mexico to large audiences, generating interest and controversy. The documentary suggests that Felipe Calderon defeated Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in a fraudulent process that included improprieties at polling places and an unlawful smear campaign against the leftist candidate, Obrador. The film's pro-Calderon critics dismiss it as propaganda, while Mandoki says he hopes the film “will open our eyes and leave us asking what kind of country do we want, and what are we going to do to achieve it?” (Cambio de Michoacan)