After viewing the documentary about the women of Juarez, Mexico, I was not quite sure what to think. My initial feeling, as I'm sure was the same with most of the other viewers was essentially that I could not understand how something has not been done to stop this. If this was the message of the film, then it seems to be a success to me. Personally, I thought it was a film that held your interest as a viewer, and it included the emotional film values one can take from including family and friends into it. As a student of film, I was pleased that they also interviews persons in all fields, and not just family members. That makes it easier to view the film in a more fulfilling way. Although they included interviews with persons of law and past victims, I did think the filmmaker attempted to sway the audience members opinion, but in this case it seems rightfully so.
One of the things I enjoyed about this film was the editing. By saying this, I mean the way they decide to piece the film together. They could have filmed an interview of a person fully through, and then move on to the next person. Instead, they go back and forth, back again and it comes together to get the full view instead of a partial one. I think that in this case it is a more artistic way to get your point across as a filmmaker. Another thing that I though was fairly powerful was when they were interviewing the family of victims, or even the victims that got away. The slow motion seemed to elevate the emotions that they were going through, and the trials that are still ahead of them. Films of this nature need moments like that because the subject matter that is dealt with are many murdered women. The film is supposed to ooze emotion, and I think this film uses a subtle approach with many filmmaking aspects that we can further indulge in.