The cast of Matria
What is Matria about?
My grandfather fought alongside Pancho Villa, became a Master Mason, was elected Congressman representing the state of Oaxaca three times, and led the National Charro Association. In 1942, he formed the Legion of Mexican Fighters, a group of 100,000 Charros training to repel a possible Nazi invasion in Mexico. His story of success, however, held a secret that affected my family, and that I discovered while making this documentary.