By Mariano AIELLO


True Story - Completed 2016

The movie tells the law suit to censor the documentary, Awka Liwen, because “damages the honor of the Martinez de Hoz family”. Also, it tells the economical history of Argentina through the counterpoint between that family told in that law suit and the true historical facts.

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Ventana Sur 2015
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    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • True Story, Historical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 200 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mariano AIELLO
    • Writer(s)
    • Mariano AIELLO
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • The documentary explains why in 2012 we still have judges who processed authors and filmmakers to censorship a documentary that explains, with irrefutable scientific evidence, the genocide against the indigenous peoples in the nineteenth century in Argentina. For this, we will told the economic history through the counterpoint between the history that the Martínez de Hoz's told in the sue to censorship Awka Liwen, and the true historical facts.

      To do this, we discuss the construction of the National State and at the behest of their owners: The elites of greatest landowners, especially since the first government of General Mitre in the mid nineteenth century. This superstructure construction, imbued with a strong anti-democratic ideology is analyzed, deconstructed and demolished in the film, since the cultural construct is still functioning as a reassurance of the oligarchy for the exercise of power. The attempted coup (drove by the greatest landowner to avoid pay taxes on food export) in 2008 proved it once again. The enthusiastic support of the middle classes to makeup coups in the region or, with tanks in the streets in the case of Honduras, sadly proved that, without changes in cultural superstructure, in the own worldview of the inhabitants (filtered and modeled by the corporations of mass media) the democratic processes with structural economic changes that promote greater social equality, greater distribution of wealth and greater civil liberties are unsustainable in the long term.

      The documentary begins with Osvaldo Bayer typing on your computer. Then, we see Osvaldo lost in the huge building of the law courts until he meets his lawyer to guide him to the courthouse (metaphor to indicate that these legal proceedings, in addition to censor a work, the State impede the work of intellectuals and artists making them deal with Kafkaesque judicial procedures). Then begins the story narrated by Osvaldo Bayer, who will drive narration of the documentary. We will also incorporate documents, maps and books that the Martinez de Hoz family present in the court to try to prove the legal ownership of the lands they own in your name (and deny the properties that put in the name of nominees and corporations) and the documents and literature to substantiate the alleged family's honor. Then, Osvaldo, explains the untrue of such appointments and he will tell the real history (with a strong support of footage, pics, archive audio and old documents). Different experts (history, economics, linguistics, education, arts and culture, law, journalism and mass communication and political science) will build a solid and entertaining story with the support of footage of great historical and aesthetic value. We have beautiful and strong narratives sequences of fiction too.

      The time period analyzed begins in 1794 to 2012.

      We use footage in various formats: film (16mm. circa 1926), video, audio, photographs and daguerreotypes, press and valuable documents, which ar
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