Competition
24.03.29

Hugo Blanco, Deep River

by Malena Martinez Cabrera , Peru, Austria 2018

Portrait in a diptych of Hugo Blanco, the “Peruvian Che Guevara”, a legendary Trotskyist guerrillero and famous peasant leader of the sixties, who preferred to deconstruct his leadership and to encourage self-government becoming an anonymous activist: Hugo Indio.

How and why did the inspiring hero come to decide to withdraw from his position of leadership? The film is a diptych divided by a hiatus of silence and mourning for the sixty thousand indigenous people whose blood flowed in rivers when a generation’s dream turned into a nightmare: the dream of the armed revolution.

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