TEMPESTAD EN LOS ANDES

STORM IN THE ANDES

By Mikael WISTRÖM

MÅNHAREN FILM & TV AB - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

Swedish Josefin defies her family and travels to Peru to find out the truth about her aunt Augusta who was a leader of the violent maoist movement Sendero Luminoso - Shining Path.

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Festival de Lima 2014
Competition
IDFA 2014
Best of Fests
Goteborg IFF 2015
Swedish Premier
Guadalajara FICG 2015
Documental Internacional
Thessaloniki IFF 2015
official Selection
Tempo 2015
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RDOC 2015
Competition
FIGC 2015
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    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • PERU, SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 101 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mikael WISTRÖM
    • Producer(s)
    • Mikael WISTRÖM (Månharen Film & TV AB )
    • Synopsis
    • Swedish Josefin had an aunt who was a terrorist leader in Peru. Augusta La Torre created Sendero Luminoso together with her husband Abimael Guzman. Josefin was born in Sweden in 1988 when Augusta died in Peru. Josefin was given Augusta as second name and brought up with the family myths about her aunt. In 2011 she travels for the first time to Peru with director Mikael Wiström to find out the truth.

      In Peru Josefin is introduced to Flor Gonzales. Her father Samuel was leader of a successful peasant rebellion against the landlords in 1974. Now Flor is trying to find out what happened during her childhood and why her oldest brother was arrested and killed during the war that was started by Sendero Luminoso in 1980.

      Flor is reluctant to meet Josefin since her family blame Sendero for the death of Claudio.
      But they both want to know the truth about the war and their disappeared family members. Despite a disturbing conflict they start their common search in Lima and in the Andes.

      Josefin finds the cruel and puzzling story of her aunt Augusta among her former friends and the victims of the war. At the same time it is proved that Claudio was innocent of terrorism. Despite their conflicts the two young women find common ground in a painful but also liberating truth. Flor recognizes the courage of Josefin who despite the public outrage of her family has pursued in finding the dark truth about the war her aunt initiated.
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