MLK Day Series Review: Netflix Jaguar, & Justice vs. Revenge?

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It was El Ministerio Del Tiempo that brought my attention to the Franco era, and the fact that Franco had been allied with the Nazis. The Netflix short series Jaguar dramatizes one aspect of life under this dictatorship: the hunt for fugitive Nazis living under the protection of Spain’s dictator. A team of hunters, all camp survivors except for the youngest, who is the son of a man killed in the camps, are working to bring a prominent Nazi to justice as he transits Spain on the way to South America. To do this, the team needs to recruit a young survivor bent on killing the handler of this Nazi. Since she happens to be the only person able to recognize the guy, having survived as a servant in the headquarters during the war, the team leader must persuade her to put justice above personal vengeance. It is an excellent…

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