EL AMPARO

Synopsis: 
At the end of the 80’s, by the creeks of the Arauca river, near the Colombian-Venezuelan border, two men survived the brutality of a shooting in which 14 of their mates were killed. They claimed to be mere fishermen, but the Venezuelan army accused them to be guerrilla fighters, intimidating them in every possible way and even attempting to remove them from the cell where they were guarded by a policeman. Their neighbors prevented their transfer, but the pressure they faced to give in and submit to the official version was overwhelming.

Screenings

Friday
March 31 9:00 pm
Teatro Anita Villalaz
Sunday
April 02 8:30 pm
Cinépolis Multiplaza Sala 5
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Rober Calzadilla

Rober Calzadilla is an actor, screenwriter and director. He trained at the Juana Sujo School of Performing Arts and, in film, at the Central University of Venezuela School of the Arts. In 2013 he wrote, directed and edited the medium length film El país de abril (2013), an experimental piece in black and white co-produced with Portugal. The original project that later became El Amparo (2016) participated in Cine en Construcción, the work in progress section of the San Sebastian Film Festival in 2015.
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