The 24th “Reel” Latin American Film Festival
F R E E A D M I S S I O N | P U B L I C W E L C O M E
- Thursday, October 12, 7:00 p.m. Floyd Theater
- Introduction: Dr. Thomas Edison, Department of Classical and Modern Languages
Title: El Amparo
Director(s): Robert Calzadilla
Country: Colombia, Venezuela
Language: Spanish with English Subtitles
Type: Full length feature film
Length: 99 minutes.
Rating*: NR. L*Rating System: Latin American films use a different rating system.Pragda's info on the film: https://pragda.com/film/cows-wearing-glasses/
However, we have used the following rating system to evaluate these films.
V includes violence | L includes strong language | N includes nudity | S includes sex
In the Venezuelan town of El Amparo, near the border with Colombia, a group of fishermen sets off down the Aruca River. But only two men return, their friends shot down by the military, who claim they were clandestine guerrillas on a mission. The army soon arrives to claim the two survivors, held in the local jail, but they encounter an honorable policeman and fiercely loyal population who will do anything to protect the truth as the pressures to stick to the official story become overwhelming. Based on the true story of a 1988 massacre, this feature debut of filmmaker Rober Calzadilla is a searing drama, now more timely than ever. AFI Latin American Festival
Synopsis from From Pragda, Spanish Film Club promotional site.