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Documenting Evidence of Femicide: Film Discussion of the "Caníbal, indignación total" Docuseries

The Mexico Institute hosted a hybrid event on July 14th to address the root causes of femicide and the policy options available to Mexican legislators to improve the state of security for women in Mexico. In-person audience members will had the opportunity to watch an exclusive preview of Javier Tejado and Arturo Zaldívar’s new docuseries, "Caníbal, indignación total" and to attend a cocktail reception after the panel discussion.

Date & Time

Jul. 14, 2022
3:00pm – 6:00pm ET


6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center
(Part of the event will also be webcast here)




On July 14, the Mexico Institute launched the "Engendering Safety: Addressing Femicide in Mexico" initiative, which consists of a series of multidisciplinary events to shed light on the root causes of femicide and to explore the policy options available for mitigating the issue. This launch event began with an exclusive preview of Javier Tejado and Mexican Supreme Court Chief Justice Arturo Zaldívar’s docuseries, Caníbal, indignación total, available only to the in-person audience. After the screening, the event pivoted to a hybrid format, and Chief Justice Zaldívar delivered remarks and an expert panel discussed the factors that contribute to rising femicide rates in Mexico as well as the measures available to government officials and civil society leaders to address and reduce gender-based violence. In-person audience members were invited to a cocktail reception following the panel discussion.

About Caníbal, indignación total

Caníbal, indignación total is a docuseries produced by Javier Tejado and Mexican Supreme Court Chief Justice Arturo Zaldívar that explores the case of serial assassin Andrés Mendoza Celis, more widely known as the "Atizapán Cannibal," to examine the state of women's safety in Mexico, particularly as it relates to rising femicide rates nationwide.

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Hosted By

Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

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