EL VELADOR

THE NIGHT WATCHMAN

By Natalia ALMADA

DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2011

From dusk to dawn El Velador accompanies Martin, the guardian angel who, night after night, watches over the extravagant mausoleums of Mexico’s most notorious Drug Lords.

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Directors' Fortnight 2011
Directors' Fortnight
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • MEXICO
    • Duration
    • 72 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Natalia ALMADA
    • Writer(s)
    • Natalia ALMADA
    • Producer(s)
    • Charlotte UZU (Le Films d'Ici), Laurence ANSQUER (Tita Productions), Natalia ALMADA (Altamura Films)
    • Synopsis
    • El Velador is a cemetery in the drug heartland of Mexico. Since the war on drugs began in 2007, the cemetery e mausoleums have doubled in size. Here the lives of the cemetery employees and the victims’ families, guilty or innocent, cross one another in the shadow of this bloody conflict with more than 30 000 persons killed. El Velador is a film about violence without violence.
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