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Evolution of Violence

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by Fritz Ofner
color, 77 min, 2011
English, Spanish, German subtitles

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Guatemala. The war ended long ago. Though the people want to forget it, the violence continues, and it has spread throughout the society like cancer. Each day, journalists wait to report on the next murder victim, and a social worker helps the relatives of women who have been killed.

The global hunger for cheap resources has been another cause of violence, and a war over bananas has taken on a life of its own. The society suffers from the aftermath of the 36-year civil war. Mass graves are found in the mountains, former rebels mourn their comrades, and a war criminal has nightmares about all the things he's done. Peace continues to elude Guatemala.

awardsFilm Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Nominee, Austrian Film Prize for "Best Documentary", 2012
Nominee, Silver Eye Award, East Silver Doc Market, Czech Republic, 2011
Official Critic's Week Selection, 64th Festival del Film Locarno, Switzerland, 2010
In Between the Seas Competition, Jihlava, 2011
HumanDOC International Film Festival, Poland, 2013
Intimate Lens Ethnographic Film Festival, Italy, 2013
Internationales Film Festival, Innsbruck, 2012
Open City Docs Festival, London, 2012
Document 10, Glasgow, 2012
Mar del Plata Film Festival, 2012
Muestra de Cine Europeo, Segovia, 2011
This Human World, Wien, 2011
FIPATEL - Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels, Paris, 2011
Diagonale, Graz, 2011
DocuDays, Kiev, 2011
Al Jazeera Documentary Film Festival, Qatar, 2011
Muestra de Cine Internacional, 2012

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