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El Amparo

Directed by Rober Calzadilla
Venezuela, 2016
Drama, War

Synopsis

Inspired by a true event, Venezuela’s 1988 El Amparo Massacre, when soldiers and special force police killed 14 fishermen, alleging that they were guerrilla operatives.

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El Amparo Directed by Rober Calzadilla

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  • Jason's rating of the film El Amparo

    I am never going to be the ideal audience for earnest political cinema of the Costa-Gavras school, but I readily concede that EL AMPARO is extremely strong. Made as it is in Venezuela by Venezuelans, this is a very professional film of strident artistic and political conviction. Eliding depiction of the massacre at the heart of this story is just one of the ways in which EL AMPARO is sophisticated and just.