World premiere

Hugo Blanco, Deep River

Hugo Blanco, Río Profundo

Malena Martínez Cabrera
Austria, Peru | 2019 | 108 min.

Language: QUECHUA, Spanish
Filmy jsou promítány v českém znění
nebo s českými titulky

The “Peruvian Che Guevara” – thus was the man labeled who led Peruvian farmers in their battle against landowners in the 1960s.

Half a century ago, with the slogan “Land or Death” and as in other parts of South America, a rebellion against social and economic oppression was sparked in Peru. The face of Hugo Blanco – a charismatic young man with a black beard who led local villagers in their battle – made the front page after he was arrested for attacking a police station. 50 years later the maker of this visually impressive film met with the legendary guerrilla leader. During his imprisonment, Hugo’s black beard turned white and the Trotsky-inspired opinions of his youth took on more realistic contours. But nothing has changed about Hugo’s determination to join in the battle against iniquity and injustice at all times.

Director

Malena Martínez Cabrera

Festival guest on days
Mar 12 - Mar 16, 2019

Filmography
2018 - Hugo Blanco, Deep River

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