The premiere of Eva Longoria’s “La Guerra Civil” at Sundance
The fight between De La Hoya and Chávez represented both sides of the Mexican perspective; while De La Hoya is of Mexican descent and identifies as such, he was born and raised in the United States. Chávez was born and raised in Mexico and was idolized by his compatriots.
“The way Eva just put it together was amazing. She captured the important moments, those moments that literally divided our cultures because of this fight,” De La Hoya told Deadline. “The Mexican national was my uncles – they supported Chávez. The younger generation was rooting for me, the Mexican-American. So it was quite warm. Eva captured it perfectly.
Longoria explained that the culture clash showcased in the film is something that has followed her throughout her career, a feeling she still experiences to this day. “The way we grew up, you know, I’m Mexican American. I’m from Texas. I grew up in a Mexican family, we ate Mexican food, we listened to Mexican music. But if I go to Mexico, you know, I’m the gringa. I am the American,” she said.
“La Guerra Civil” will be available on subscription sports streaming service DZN.