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La muerte de Jaime Roldós / The death of Jaime Roldos

A reflection on how official truth determines our present.
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Overview

Genre
Politics, Human Rights, Essay, and Investigation
Synopsis

The history of Ecuador was shaken in 1981 by the sudden death of Jaime Roldós and his wife Martha Bucaram in a suspicious plane crash. Described by Gabriel Garcia Marquez as a "president with a generous heart" Roldós had sought the democratic leadership of a continent that was subject to the power of brutal military dictatorships. The film examines his two deaths: the probable conspiracy generated by his policy of Human Rights advocacy in the continent and the Shakespearean drama of his three children, faced with the manipulation of the image of their parents by a populist party created by members of their own family. After thirty years of silence, combining investigative journalism and film essay, the film leads us to discover a surprising and unknown chapter in the history of Latin America that resonates deeply in the present.

Stage
finished
Running time
125 minutes

Credits

  • Lisandra I. Rivera ... Co-Director, Co-Producer
  • Manolo Sarmiento ... Co-Director, Co-Producer
  • Carolina Alvarez ... Co-Producer
  • Christian Hidalgo ... Associate Producer
  • Manolo Sarmiento ... Script Writer
  • Daniel Andrade ... Script Writer
  • Daniel Andrade ... Cinematographer
  • Manoela Ziggiatti ... Editor
  • Sergio Andrés Venturini ... Additional Editor
  • Esteban Brauer ... Sound
  • Juan José Luzuriaga ... Additional sound
  • Diego German Kartaszewic ... Additional sound
  • Daniel Mancero ... Original Music Score

Production Details

Prod. Co.
La Maquinita
Country
Ecuador
Years of Production
2013
Prod. Partners
M&S (Argentina)

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Festivals
IDFA, Cinélatino, 26es Rencontres de Toulouse, Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, La Habana,DocBarcelona, FIDOCS, Festival de Cinema Latino-Americano - São Paulo, Festival de Cine de Lima, Atlantidocs, DOCDF, AMBULANTE-Gira and others
Awards
Premio Iberoamericano de Periodismo Gabriel García Márquez, categoría Imagen, Coral Mejor Largometraje Documental 36 Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano La Habana, Cuba, Mejor Documental Latinoamericano, ex aequo - Rencontres de Toulouse and others.
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
English, French

Photos

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