El Buen Cristiano

EL BUEN CRISTIANO / THE GOOD CHRISTIAN
Izabel Acevedo | Mexico | 2016 | Documentary | 100 min | NY PREMIERE
SVA Theatre 4/1 @ 3:00PM – Director present for Q&A
AMC Loews 34th St 4/5 @ 1:00PM – Director present for Q&A
 

 

SYNOPSIS

This eye-opening documentary follows the genocide trials of Jose Efrain Rios Montt who, whilst offering a sermon to a group of students, was tasked to lead the army of Guatemala into 1982’s coup d’état, during which he massacred thousands of Mayan Ixiles. It’s now 2013, and the ex-dictator/ born-again Christian is called upon to testify before the Guatemalan justice system and confronted by a group of Mayan Ixiles, widows and orphans of the war.

Español
Este documental es un seguimiento detallado y meticuloso a los juicios por genocidio de José Efrain Rios Montt. En 1979, Ríos Montt renace cuando se convierte al cristianismo. Está dando un sermón a dos alumnos cuando un grupo de soldados irrumpe en su escuela cristiana para pedirle dirigir el golpe de estado de 1982, en donde se masacraron miles de personas de la comunidad maya. En marzo de 2013 Ríos es confrontado por un grupo de huérfanos y viudas de la guerra. Uno de ellos es Francisco.

 


DIRECTOR

Izabel Acevedo was born in Guatemala City on April 6, 1981, where she studies acting at Escuela Nacional de Arte Dramático (ENAD). Later she studies Film Direction in Mexico City at Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC). She studies a feature-film script postgraduate degree as an interchange student at Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya, Spain (ESCAC).