Video by Louise Monlaü Ms. Monlaü is a documentary filmmaker.
“Death is Donovan Tavera’s business. For nearly 20 years, Tavera has been a forensic cleaner in Mexico City, providing families of the deceased with the solace of a clean home. For mourning families, his services become integral to their healing process. The short documentary above, filmed before the pandemic, considers what it means to wash away what’s left after someone dies.”
“Since 2010, at least 41 journalists have been killed in Mexico. Roughly 20 have disappeared. Mexican journalists are targeted by powerful criminal organizations and in some instances by government officials who don’t want their misdeeds exposed. The majority of cases remain unsolved, leaving journalists in many parts of the country with a terrible choice: they censor themselves or get silenced by a bullet.”
A woman holds a picture of slain photojournalist Rubén Espinosa at a protest in Xalapa, Mexico, on Monday. Credit Oscar Martinez/Reuters
via The Murder of Mexico’s Free Press – The New York Times.