El Amparo (Venezuela)
Sat 9th Sep | 7pm
Since the beginning of time, man has had to survive other men.
The small town of El Amparo near the Colombian-Venezuelan border is shaken when two fishermen return home from a trip in which 14 other men were killed by military gunfire. Accused of being guerrilla fighters, they maintain their innocence despite mounting pressure from officials.
Winner: 2016 São Paulo International Film Festival, Best Screenplay & Best Film
Sydney Premiere, Feature, Venezuela/ Colombia, 2016, Dir. Rober Calzadilla, 99 min, Spanish with English subtitles
Feature Director BIO – Rober Calzadilla
Rober Calzadilla is an actor, screenwriter and director. He trained at the Juana Sujo School of Performing Arts and the Central University of Venezuela School of the Arts. His directorial credits include the mid-length El país de abril (2013) and his debut feature El Amparo (2016).
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