Binational Independent Film Festival

Me Llamaban King Tiger – They called me: King Tiger

June 1967: the Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, court was assaulted by armed men under the command of Chicano leader Reies López Tijerina. The result of such bold action was the greatest human hunt in the recent history of the United States. Tijerina managed to survive the prison, a psychiatric hospital, and several assassination attempts. The Chicano movement vanished, and everyone thought the same of Tijerina. People talk about him as a saint, an enlightened man, a man who used violence in search of a just cause. They called him King Tiger; however, King Tiger is alive and wants to tell his story.