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Cristiada is about the Cristero War in Mexico in 1926 to 1929 sparked by the anti-clerical and anti-Catholic persecution of the atheist government of then president, Plutarco Elías Calles. He ordered the massacre of Catholics and attempted to secularize the country by stripping away religion. The film follows the life of ordinary citizens who decide to stand up against the corrupt and poorly-directed government to fight for their religious freedom!
The movie stars heavyweight Hollywood stars such as Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Eduardo Verastegui, and Peter O’Toole. The film is directed by Dean Wright who is veteran visual effects supervisor on blockbuster films including The Lord of the Rings series The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). This is his directorial debut.A favorite blogger writes, "Have this film known so you and especially your kids might know the atrocities committed against Catholics by those who tout "human rights" and "separation of church and state" as infallible dogmas."