Mexican directors are a hit at Oscars in times of Trump’s Wall 

What’s behind the spectacular success of Mexican directors at the Oscars asks this NewStatesman article, examining the trend in the light of Trump’s call to erect a wall between the US and Mexico

There's an irresistible urge to discuss the movie world's warm embrace for Mexican artists in the context of the US administration's threat to erect a border wall between the two countries. It's as if the push from Donald Trump to create a solid divide between the nations is being countered by the rich Mexican culture seeping through. When The Shape of Water is winning big at the Oscars and Coco was one of the biggest box office hits of last year, it's tough not to think the man in the White House looks a little red-faced.
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(Picture credit: AFP/NewStatesman: Mexican directors Alejandro G Iñárritu and Guillermo del Toro)

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