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Elena Poniatowska in Storm the Skies

Storm the Skies

1996 NR

Living out his exile in Mexico's Coyoacan countryside, Bolshevik revolutionary Leon Trotsky was murdered in 1940, when Ramón Mercader, a Soviet agent loyal to Stalin, embedded an ice ax in his skull. Unraveling the events surrounding the brutal assassination, this documentary investigation probes the personal and political motivations behind Mercader's actions through interviews with more than four dozen people around the world.