11 - 19 November 2011

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Visions from the South:
Argentinean Documentary

La palabra empeñada (The Given Word)
Juan Pablo Ruiz, Martín Masetti
Argentina, 2010
DV (DVCAM - MiniDV) PAL | 95min. | Colour | VOSI

Production: MC Producciones / Marcelo Céspedes
Screenplay: Juan Pablo Ruiz, Martín Masetti
Photography: Juan Pablo Ruiz
Editor: Juan Pablo Ruiz
Sound: Juan Pablo Ruiz, Diego Kartaszewicz



A thrilling and revealing account of the final years of internationalist journalist Jorge Ricardo Masetti. Backed up by archive material and numerous testimonies, La palabra empeñada pieces together a possible biography of a man who lived various lives before disappearing into the Salta jungle in 1964, honouring to the very end “his given word to Che: to carry out the revolution”.


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