BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
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The Guardian of Memory

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Guardian of Memory
Mexico / 2019/ 1 t. 33 min.
LANGUAGE:
spansk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Marcela Arteaga
WRITER:
Marcela Arteaga
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Axel Pedraza
PRODUCER:
Fabián Hofman
Mex, drugs & roving death squads

Violent crime runs rampant in Mexico and is usually portrayed as a result of the authorities’ inability to control the drug cartels. THE GUARDIAN OF MEMORY, however, posits that the large-scale killings and disappearances of civilians, aid workers and journalists are actually an unofficial state policy. In this poetic and visually arresting documentary, director Marcela Arteaga paints a complex and nuanced portrait of the realities behind the Mexican migratory wave and the people who risk it all in order to escape their home country.

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Marcela Arteaga

Marcela Arteaga (Mexico) THE GUARDIAN OF MEMORY is Arteaga’s first feature documentary.