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The Death of Jaime Roldos (2013)

La muerte de Jaime Roldós (original title)
The yet unexplained death of Ecuadorian president Jaime Roldós in 1981 leads to a reflection on how official truth determines our present.
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The history of Ecuador was shaken in 1981 by the sudden death of Jaime Roldós and his wife Martha Bucaram in a suspicious plane crash. Described by Gabriel Garcia Marquez as a "president with a generous heart" Roldós had sought the democratic leadership of a continent that was subject to the power of brutal military dictatorships. The film examines his two deaths: the probable conspiracy generated by his policy of Human Rights advocacy in the continent and the Shakespearean drama of his three children, faced with the manipulation of the image of their parents by a populist party created by members of their own family. After thirty years of silence, combining investigative journalism and film essay, the film leads us to discover a surprising and unknown chapter in the history of Latin America that resonates deeply in the present.

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Ecuador | Argentina



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May 2013 (Ecuador) See more »

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