History of the Mexican Revolution

The Library of Congress has the only existing copy of the film, "The History of the Mexican Revolution," a compilation documentary shot by several newsreel cameramen over a span of nearly 30 years. These compilation histories represent the first documentaries in Mexico's rich cinematic history. Mike Mashon, head of the Library’s Moving Image Section, talks about the historical and cultural importance of this film and the Library of Congress Motion Picture Laboratory’s efforts to preserve it.