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  • Hugo Blanco, Deep River
  • Through the story of a mythical peasant leader and famous Trotskyist “guerrilla fighter” of the sixties: Hugo Blanco, who preferred to encourage self-government and to become an anonymous: Hugo Indio, the film maker tries to understand the paradoxes, distortions and exclusions that take place in the jungle of her country’s collective memory when it comes to depict the indigenous struggles. Malena meets the grey-bearded Hugo Blanco, her father’s revolutionary hero, in the aftermath of the Peruvian Internal War, when the blood of sixty-nine thousand indigenous people had been the price of a generation’s dream that turned into a nightmare: the dream of the armed revolution. What is the place for a „guerrilla leader“ after the nightmare? Starting with a journey to the forgotten jungle village where his fight and fame began, Malena is in search of the traces of the past to contrast them with the anonymous but tireless 83-year old fighter of today.


EDN Member
Malena Martínez Cabrera

Year
2018

Status
In Development


Video
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HugoBlancoDeepRiver Production trailer (2015)

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