Netflix 'Private Network: Who Killed Manuel Buendía?': Release date, how to watch the docu

Netflix 'Private Network: Who Killed Manuel Buendía?': Release date, how to watch the docu
Manuel Buendía in 'Private Network: Who Killed Manuel Buendía?' (Netflix)

Having a career as an investigative journalist is like walking through a field of landmines. While journalists take pride in what they do and go through unimaginable lengths to uncover the truth, there is a lot on the line, including their lives. Unfortunately, influential people will stop at nothing to hide their secrets from the public, and in Mexico, journalist Manuel Buendía proved to be one of the biggest threats.

'Private Network: Who Killed Manuel Buendía?' is a documentary that looks at Buendía's work and writing, which ultimately cost him his life. If you're looking for more documentaries to binge, consider shows like 'Murder by the Coast', 'American Murder: The Family Next Door', 'The Last Narc' and 'The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness'.


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Release date

'Private Network: Who Killed Manuel Buendía?' premieres on Netflix on July 14, 2021.

How to watch

You can live stream the documentary on Netflix.


As per the official synposis, "Directed by Manuel Alcalá (Museo), produced by Gerardo Gatica (Ya no estoy aquí, Selva Trágica), Inna Payán (La Jaula de Oro) and Luis Salinas, and narrated by Daniel Giménez Cacho, this documentary presents the life of the investigation journalist Manuel Buendía, who was assassinated in 1984 outside of his office in Mexico City.

More than 35 years after his death, this feature-length documentary gathers the voices of different voices contemporary to Buendía, through which his work will be presented and whom testimonies will make the question emerge: who killed Manuel Buendía and why?"

'Private Network: Who Killed Manuel Buendía?' (Netflix)


Daniel Giménez Cacho
Born on May 15, 1961, in Madrid, Spain, Daniel Giménez-Cacho is a Mexican actor, director and Ariel award winner. Some of his works are 'Memoria', 'Who Killed Sara?', 'Here on Earth', 'Siberia', 'Devil Between the Legs', 'Chicuarotes' and 'An Unknown Enemy'. His directorial works include 'Here on Earth', 'Tales of Mexico' and 'Crónica de Castas'.


Manuel Alcalá 
Alcalá is a director and a producer. His works include 'Museo' and 'Private Network: Who Killed Manuel Buendía?'. With regard to being a producer, his works include Museo', 'Beauties of the Night', 'Murder Tutorial (Sketch)' and 'Once, When We Were Young'.


Journalist Manuel Buendía was not afraid to go up against the biggest names in society, reporting about corruption, bringing misdeeds to light. However, he was well aware of the risks, citing that his last words would be 'I had it coming'. The result of his detailed investigative journalism was his assassination on May 30, 1984. 'Private Network: Who Killed Manuel Buendía?' is a look at his life and all that he stood for and an attempt to answer the question of who was behind his murder. You can watch the trailer on Netflix.

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