One Woman’s Crusade to Help Indigenous People in the Mexican Justice System | Op-Docs

This week’s Op-Doc is “Justice in Translation,” directed by Sergio Blanco. Part five in “A Moment in Mexico,” our special six-part series of Op-Docs by Mexican directors, “Justice in Translation” follows a woman on a mission to make the Mexican justice system intelligible to all. Many indigenous people in Mexico don’t speak Spanish — which can put them at a severe disadvantage in courtrooms where no translators are available.

As Blanco puts it, “How can you guarantee people’s access to justice when basic means for understanding are lacking? Faced with this contradiction, Lupita builds bridges for communication and offers alternatives for democratic transformation; her daily dedication promotes the construction of a more inclusive and effective justice system before the cultural and linguistic diversity of Mexico.”

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