Photojournalists Robert Capa, David Seymour, and Gerda Taro met in Paris in 1936 and traveled to Spain to document the Civil War. Seventy years later in 2007, a suitcase containing some of their original negatives, originally thought to have been lost and never before published, was found in the back of a closet in Mexico City. La maleta mexicana is about the power and fragility of memory, about the historical ties between Mexico and Spain, and about the search for the truth. Along with other renowned collaborators, John Sayles served as an advisor on this ambitious and thoughtful film, which has screened at festivals including San Sebastián and Morelia International. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, 2012.