The Forgotten Ones

Los Olvidados from Guatemala by Rudy Girón

I believe filmmaker Luis Buñuel wanted to show us something with his 1950 film “Los Olvidados” (literal English title The Forgotten Ones aka The Young and the Damned in the U.S.). I believe Buñuel wanted us to know that the current economical and political system we have in place IS NOT working. In the sixty years since the Los Olvidados was released the situation has gotten better and worst at the same time. Just the other day I read somewhere that 50% of the wealth around the world is in the hands of 1% of the population. I am sure in Guatemala those figures are even worse. I wish we could think of something to make things better for the destitute majority.

By the way, I took this picture yesterday while everyone was celebrating and enjoying the Día de la Revolución holiday in La Antigua Guatemala’s main plaza. 🙁

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