Marketplace in Mexico (1974)
14 minutes

Marketplace in Mexico

A rope maker, a potter, craftsmen and trades people travel to a Mexican village for the weekly Dia de Plaza, market day, common throughout Mexico since ancient times. As the merchants sell their goods, villagers socialize with friends, buy snacks and purchase food for the week. Prices are based on competition and haggling; specialization provides choices. At the end of the day, the crowds disburse, and the vendors wrap up their goods, pull down their had awnings and head for home. While showing how the market is organized, the film provides lessons in basic economics, demonstrating how people depend upon one another to meet their basic needs. 


A film by Judith and Severo Perez
Distributed by Filmfair Communications, 1975 – 1992