As this movie was considered an orphan in it's exhibition in ORPHANS 6 on March-28-2008, it's adoptive parents are considered Juana Suárez (Teacher in the University of Kentucky) and Ramiro Arbeláez (Teacher in Universidad del Valle on Cali, Colombia). See more »
In the beginning of the film, it says in spanish: "Cine-novela para defender del olvido un precioso / episodio de la historia contemporánea / que hubo la fortuna de ser piedra inicial / contra UNO que despedazó nuestro escudo / y abatió nuestras águilas", which literally translates "Novel-film to defend from oblivion a precious episode of contemporary history, which came to be the foundation stone against ONE who destroyed our great seal and defeated our eagles". See more »
The movie was restored by "Fundación Patrimonio Filmico Colombiano", during the process it was only possible to restore 50 minutes from the original, in which are included the beginning, three rolls in between; the original length is unknown. See more »
The First Anti-Imperialist Film in Latino-American History
This film deals with a obscure chapter in Colombian history, when Pres. Roosvelt bought Panamá to the Latin-American country in 1914.
The synopsis deals with a "yanqui" character who lives in the then-Colombian region of Panamá, who witnesses how his mother land is executing a conspiracy plan to "steal" that part of the country to Colombia, by faking railroad contracts and supporting with militia a independence rising in the region.
By a colorful and symbolic language, the film depicts a conspiracy by USA Government to economically conquer the continent, by having such images as the Uncle Sam unbalancing the Justice with money bags or literally wiping out of the map the Panamá region and putting it in his pocket.
This is a must-seen movie in my opinion.
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