Mexico City premiere documents persecution of journalist

Los Demonios Del Eden premiered in Mexico City on Saturday night (29/09/07)

A documentary film documenting the experiences of persecuted Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho Ribiera premiered in Mexico City on Saturday night.

The film, which was shown as part of the DocsDF film festival, documents the series of events set in motion following the publication of Cacho’s book, Los Demonios de Eden.

Hundreds of people showed up to the premier, which was screened at Cinemex Insurgentes on Saturday evening.

A scree shot from the film

The book alleges the existence of a pedophile ring in the southern city of Cancun, and implicates a number of government officials and businessmen. Following its publication, Cacho was arrested illegally and tortured before being released.

Her case is currently with Mexico’s Supreme Court, and she is the first woman in the country to file a federal suit against a governor, district attorney and a judge for corruption and attempted rape in prison.

The documentary follows Cacho throughout the process, and also features incriminating taped conversations between the accused.

Mexico was recently reported to be one fo the msot dangerous places in the world to work as a journalist, second only to Iraq.

Related articles:

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Video Interview with Lydia Cacho on the dangers for journalists in Mexico

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