Through the testimony of the victims of the Brazilian dictatorship, and the re-creation of the practices to which they were subjected, the torture suffered by the Brazilian political detainees in their country is denounced. Restored version.
About the Work:
Sanz commented in a 1971 interview that “he decided to work with Pedro Chaskel, because he saw that the realization would be an opportunity to ally the political vision of the Brazilian Armed Tactical Front fighters and the technical capacity of one of the best Latin American documentalists, so that both he and I could achieve the sole objective of being spokesmen for the Brazilian revolution “(Silva, Mariano, Ercilla No. 1898. Santiago, December 1971. pp. 72-73).
Chaskel, for his part, considers that the documentary was thought of as a denunciation and at the same time a manifestation of admiration towards those who resisted torture, “one might think that there is something prophetic about the subject, however, I remember our total conviction that situations such as those reported would be impossible in a country like ours “(Salinas, Claudio and Stange, Hans, History of Experimental Cinema at the University of Chile: 1957-1973, Santiago, Chile, Uqbar, 2008. p.133).
The film was filmed in four days at the offices of the Film Department of the University of Chile. There, the protagonists made known their experience, by means of a questionnaire.
Reviews of the time highlighted the sobriety and rigor in the narration of the events, because they considered that, despite being a political documentary, it did not become a pamphleteer.
It is conserved in the Cineteca of the University of Chile.
583MB | 32 min 51 s | 1280×720 | mkv