This Hispanic Heritage Month Discovery En Espanol Commemorates Mexicos Bicentennial

This Hispanic Heritage Month Discovery En Espanol Commemorates Mexicos Bicentennial

Catch the Networks Premiere of El Grito Que Sacudio a Mexico and Relive all the Historic Moments that Gave Rise to Mexicos Independence


MIAMI, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — In homage of Mexicos 200 years of independence, this year Discovery en Espanol celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the premiere of the historical docudrama El grito que sacudio a Mexico. Airing on Thursday, September 16th at 9 PM ET/PT, this original production, directed by award winning Mexican filmmaker Carlos Bolado, examines the events between September of 1810 and July of 1811 that gave rise to liberty.

The special reconstructs a fundamental moment in history by combining testimony from renowned historians with scenes that recreate pivotal events such as “El Grito de Dolores”, the bloody siege of the “Alhondiga de Granaditas” in Guanajuato, and the epic battle of the “Monte de las Cruces”. Shot on location in Queretaro, Guanajuato, the State of Mexico, and the Federal District, El grito que sacudio a Mexico, focuses on these events two main protagonists: Miguel Hidalgo a priest and Ignacio Allende a military leader.

“At Discovery en Espanol we celebrate our Hispanic roots throughout the year with programs that resonate and are of interest to Hispanics. This Hispanic Heritage Month we are proud to commemorate 200 years of Mexican independence with the premiere of this historic production under the direction of the prestigious filmmaker Carlos Bolado. Using powerful images and dramatizations, the documentary revisits the first years of the Independence process and showcases the indomitable human spirit of the Mexican people”, said Michela Giorelli, Vice-president of Production and Development for Discovery en Espanol.

Beyond the premiere of El grito que sacudio a Mexico, the network is also conducting a number of other initiatives. Among these is a series of capsules entitled “Asi se festeja el bicentenario de Mexico en … nombre de la ciudad” (“This is how we celebrate Mexicos Bicentennial in … name the city)”, in which Discovery en Espanol cameras will capture some of the most colorful bicentennial celebrations in various communities in the U.S. and air them throughout Hispanic Heritage Month.

Finally, starting on September 13th the network will kickoff of a weeklong tribute to Mexico with a slate of special programming dedicated to highlighting the traditions, culture, and beauty of this rich nation. Among these:

Misterios de Yucatan – Monday, September 13 at 9 PM ET/ PT

Discovery Atlas: Mexico – Tuesday, September 14 at 9 PM ET/ PT

Lucha libre – Wednesday, September 15 at 9 PM ET/ PT

La Virgen de Guadalupe: entre la fe y la razon – Friday, September 17 at 9 PM ET/PT

El grito que sacudio a Mexico is an original production by Discovery en Espanol under the direction of Michela Giorelli, Rafael Rodriguez and Irune Ariztoy; with the support of Endemol Argentina, under Executive Producer, Raul Slonimsky.

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This Hispanic Heritage Month Discovery En Espanol Commemorates Mexicos Bicentennial