Digna... hasta el ultimo aliento ("Digna (dignified)... until the last breath") is a Mexican film released in 2003.
This documentary is about Digna Ochoa Placido, a human rights activist who died under mysterious circumstances in 2001 in Mexico City following her kidnapping by the federal police in 1999. It was presented at the Guadalajara and Berlin Film Festivals. It won the Ariel Award in 2005 in the category of Best Feature Length Documentary ("Mejor Largometraje Documental") for Felipe Cazals. It was also nominated for the Ariel Award for the Best Actress (Vanessa Bauche).
It is a dramatized feature length documentary film describing the life and works of the Mexican lawyer Digna Ochoa and Plácido, through her death. The action goes from her first kidnapping by the judicial police of the state of Veracruz, in August of 1988, to her tragic end in October of 2001, in Mexico City. More than sixty on screen testimonies unarguably highlight Digna´s heroic actions in defense of Human Rights. Likewise, many incidents in which Digna was harassed, deprived of her freedom and tortured with impunity, were dramatically recreated. Finally, the testimonies of Digna's fellow coworkers will underscore her determination not to succumb to threats, but rather, at the risk of losing her life, to shoulder with renewed resolve the task of defending Human Rights.