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A Day Without a Mexican (USA / Mexico / Spain, 2004)

Directed by Sergio Arau. Cast: Yarelli Arizmendi, John Getz, Maureen Flannigan, Muse Watson, Fernando Arau, Eduardo Palomo. California awakens one day to discover that one third of its population has vanished. A peculiar pink fog surrounds the state and communication outside its boundaries has completely shut down. As the day progresses, it becomes apparent the sole characteristic linking the missing 14 million is their Hispanic heritage. Special features: the making-of 'A day without a Mexican'; filmmaker commentary; music video "Frijoleros" by Molatov; outtakes; music video "Sin decir adios" by Los Yoguis; the original short that inspired the film; original theatrical trailers & TV spots. Based on "A day without a Mexican, a mockumentary" by Yarelli Arizmendi and Sergio Arau. 95 min. Online Access through LFLFC.  Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Marambio, John L.; Tew, Chad. "Clash in Paradise: A Fantasy Theme Analysis of A Day Without a Mexican." The Journal of American Culture. Dec 2006. Vol. 29, Iss. 4; p. 475 (18 pages) Full-text of this article / review is available: UCB users only
Slaughter, Stephany. "(In)visibilities, (De)humanizations and Globalizations: The Migrant Body in Border Film of the 2000s." FIAR: Forum for Inter-American Research; Jul 2010, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p93-123, 30p Full-text of this article / review is available