Teresa Arredondo Lugon was born in Lima in 1978. Prior to Las Cruces, she directed two documentary shorts.
Carlos Vásquez Méndez is a filmmaker, artist, and investigator.
In September 1973, 19 paper mill workers were imprisoned and taken to the Laja police station. Six years later, their bodies were found in Yumbel’s cemetery. After almost 40 years, one of the policemen involved broke the pact of silence they had made the night of the killing, revealing the participation of the Paper Manufacturing Company (CMPC) in the murder. Today, the case is still open and awaiting sentence.
Festivals & Awards
FID International Film Festival Marseille: World Premiere; Special Mention
Festival de Cine Chileno: Best Film; Best Cinematography; Best Screenplay; Best Film (Citizen Jury Award)
International Festival of Cinema Antofagasta: Best Film, Chilean Feature Film
International Film Festival of Viña del Mar: Official Competition, Documentary
Mar de Plata Film Festival: Special Mention, Best Latin American Film; Best Film Mercosur, RECAM Award; Premio Tata Miller, Best Latin American Film, SICA Award
Valdivia International Film Festival: Special Jury Award, Best Chilean Feature Film