8 Millimeters versus 8 Millions (Mexico, 1972)

A forerunner to the Cine pobre movement in Cuba (see Solás’s “Poor Cinema Manifesto” later in this chapter), this manifesto eschews high production costs and instead celebrates and promotes small, Super 8 and other low-budget cinemas as offering the possibility of a richer, more diverse cinema that is not restrained by the censorship that inevitably follows capital.