MAL DEL VIENTO

WIND'S EVIL

By Ximena GONZALEZ

LA BUSQUEDA PRODUCCIONES - as PROD

First film - Completed 2012

A child of the Mbya Guaraní indigenous community, is hospitalized by court order. White doctors decide that he has to undergo a cardiac surgery but the spiritual leader of the community calls for his return to the village so he can cure him with the natural medicine of the hill.

Festivals
& Awards

III Festival Internacional PACHAMAMA Cinema de Fronteira (Brasil). 2013
PREMIO MEJOR PELICULA
14º Festival Nacional de Cine y Video Documental, Rosario (Argentina) 2013
PREMIO MEJOR DOCUMENTAL SOBRE DERECHOS HUMANOS
3º FECICO Festival de Cine del Conurbano (Argentina) 2013
PREMIO REVELACIÓN
14º BAFICI Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (Argentina) 2013
IV Festival de Cine de Medio Ambiente Sembrando Cine 2012 (Perú 2013
Sección Oficial
3ª Muestra Nacional de Cine Independiente "Otros Cines", San Nicolás, Provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina) 2013
Days of Ethnographic Cinema, Moscú (Rusia) 2013
IV Festival de Cine Indígena y Naciones sin Estado del Mundo, Valparaíso (Chile) 2013
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • First film, Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, Other
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ximena GONZALEZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Ximena GONZALEZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Dario ARCELLA, Ximena GONZALEZ (La Busqueda Producciones)
    • Synopsis
    • Julián, a child of the Mbya Guaraní indigenous community, is hospitalized by court order in the city of Buenos Aires. White doctors decide that Julián has to undergo a cardiac surgery. His parents refuse to authorize the operation. The spiritual leader of the community dreams of a pebble in the heart of the child and calls for his return to the village so he can cure him with the medicine of the hill, using natural treatment methods. Media, doctors, public officials, and chiefs speak for Julián, who waits for a decision locked up in a hospital room. Time passes by, but the child and his family, away from the hill and completely alone, continue with their agony.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2005
    • End of shooting
    • Jan 03, 2012
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