By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The political thriller begins with a stunning piece of reality: actual footage of a man pressing a revolver against a presidential candidate's right temple and pulling the trigger, an image that marked a watershed year in Mexican history.
The documentary, "Gimme the Power" by the band Molotov, describes the history of rock and roll in Mexico and government censorship of musicians who tried to sing about the country's ills.
"We realized that was happening ... because we were touching a lot of people who had the power to curtail the band's freedom of expression," he said.