The meme reads, "I will remember Felipe Cazals for his portraits of that unjust and sometimes too cruel Mexico, which he projected eloquently and necessary in the national cinema."
He founded with a group of friends and filmmakers the Independent Cinema Group to promote experimental filmmaking In the 1960s. 'La manzana de la Discordia (1968), and 'Familiaridades' (1969) are his first plays with this group.
"An indispensable director in the history of Mexican cinema, a storyteller who defended just cause, he inspired several generations," The Secretary of Culture noted.
His famous 'Canoa' film is based on real events about a priest who incites a town to kill some young people by presenting them as a communist threat in 1968.