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Alvaro Obregon, The Vertigo of Victory / Independent Production Fund.

Other author/creatorFilms Media Group, film distributor.
Other author/creatorIndependent Production Fund, production company.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication Info [Place of publication not identified] : Independent Production Fund, [1999]
Distribution Info New York, N.Y. : distributed by Films Media Group, 2015.
Copyright Notice ©1999
Description1 online resource (1 video file (40 min., 57 sec.)) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Variant title Vertigo of Victory
Series Biographies of Power
Biographies of Power. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents Alvaro Obregón: Early Years (1:11) -- Loss of His Wife and Children (1:41) -- The Mexican Revolution of 1910 (3:26) -- Defeat of Pascual Orozco (3:11) -- Obregón: Military Strategist Against Huerta (3:08) -- End of the Huerta Regime (2:42) -- Obregón Enters Mexico City (2:12) -- Convention of Aguascalientes (2:11) -- Battle of Celaya (2:31) -- Obregón Retires to His Farm (3:18) -- Obregón Campaigns for the Presidency (3:01) -- Presidency of Alvaro Obregón (1920-1924) (2:10) -- The De la Huerta Rebellion (1923-1924) (2:17) -- Productive But Uneasy Return to the Farm (1:47) -- Re-Election and Assassination (3:28) -- Credits: Alvaro Obregon, The Vertigo of Victory (1:25)
Abstract This Televisa of Mexico documentary series, produced here by the Independent Production Fund, recounts the struggle for power during the Mexican Revolution of 1910, using archival footage and photographs of the contenders. This program introduces Álvaro Obregón, farmer, general, and president whose social, educational and cultural reforms induced a cultural awareness of Mexican history illustrated by the Mexican muralists. As General of the Constitutional Army of the Northwest, his strategy won important battles that propelled him to the Convention of Aguascalientes where he confronted the Villistas and Zapatistas. Obregón's defeat of Pancho Villa in the Battles of Celaya using modern field artillery and machine guns enabled Carranza to become president. Obregón was named Minister of War, but broke with Carranza over unrealized Constitutional reforms, and returned to his farm in Sonora. Obregón campaigned in the 1920 Presidential Elections against Carranza's pick, Ignacio Bonillas, and when he was not elected, Obregón with the Governor of Sonora, Adolfo de la Huerta revolted against Carranza who was deposed and soon after, killed. Adolfo de la Huerta served as interim president until Obregón was declered President of Mexico. He crushed a de la Huerta rebellion after nominating Plutarco Elías Calles to suceed him. Obregón's later years were spent moderninzing his chick-pea farm and organizing the farmers, until Yaqui unrest and increasing violence impelled him to seek re-election. Months after his re-election, he was assassinated.
General noteStreaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 09, 2015.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 9 & up.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguageClosed-captioned.
LanguageIn Spanish.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description (Films Media Group, October 1 2015).
Issued in other formdigital transfer of (manifestation): Independent Production Fund, 1999.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number93840 Films Media Group
Publisher number4093839s Films Media Group

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