PARAGUAY: CHRONICLE OF A FORETOLD COUP

PARAGUAY: CRONICA DE UN GOLPE ANONCIADO

By Anna RECALDE MIRANDA

TROUBLED PRODUCTION - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

The dream for a change has finally come true: the bishop of the poor became president.
The nightmrae for him is about to begin...

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Guadalajara FICG 2015
Documental Iberoamericano
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Biography, Historical
    • Countries
    • PARAGUAY, FRANCE, ITALY
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 62 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Anna RECALDE MIRANDA
    • Synopsis
    • Fernando Lugo, « the bishop of the poor », former Catholic Bishop and member of the Liberation Theology, won the 2008 presidential elections in Paraguay. 
      After 61 years of hegemony by the Colorado Party, created by the dictator Alfredo Stroessner who ruled Paraguay for 35 years, this unexpected victory came as a political miracle, the people's dream for change finally come true. 
      But politics is not for saints and the dream turns into a nightmare.
      In a political thriller settled in stranger-than-fiction Paraguay, we follow from a rare behind-the-scene point of view, Lugo and his team's hopes and disappointments, until the tragic ending and their fall from power (the coup d'etat in 2012).
      A unique period in the history is documented in an intimate, universal film, providing an insight on the sense and the limits of politics, on the paradoxes of democratic systems nowadays. A shakespearien contemporary drama about power.
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