CineMad in Mexico

Friday, November 21, 2003

A budget battle is underway in Mexico that could have grave consequences for the nation's burgeoning film industry. If approved, the President's proposal would gut the industry's state-subsidies, which culture watchers say are the country's last defense against the Hollywood juggernaut. And the increasingly deafening outcry has put the President on the defensive. Bob checks in with Ken Bensinger, who writes about Mexico's silver screen for Daily Variety.

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