MR. CINE - as PROD
Documentary - Completed 2015
Artigas is the beloved hero of Uruguay. His image is always present. Every coin, every school and every government office has his portrait. Uruguayans believe that this is his real face but that is an invention of the artist Juan Manuel Blanes, who along with a group of intellectuals decided to create a hero and the national identity. From the analysis of the portrait, experts in the field discuss the myths that shape the history. Meanwhile the true face of the hero is revealed using the latest forensic techniques.