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Jonathan perel
5-T-2 Ushuaia
Experimental doc. | 4k | color | 4'0'' | Argentina | 2016
Adolfo Scilingo was the only military officer to confess the dictatorship crimes. Among the details he gave of the way the genocide worked, throwing prisoners from planes into the water to their death, Scilingo specifies the model that was used in the flights he participated in: an Electra. Of the eight Electras that belonged to the Argentine Navy, five of them were bought in 1982. Only the three bought in 1973 could have been used in the flight that Scilingo describes. Those three Electras are at present in Argentina. This film of Jonathan Perel searches cartographically the traces of those planes.
Jonathan Perel, born in 1976, lives and works in Buenos Aires. He attended a degree in Arts at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters (University of Buenos Aires). He directed the feature films Toponimia (2015), Tabula Rasa (2013), 17 Monumentos (2012) and El Predio (2010), and the short films Las Aguas del Olvido (2013), Los Murales (2011) and 5 (cinco) (2008). Two times awarded with the Metropolitan Fund for the Arts, his films have been screened and awarded in numerous international film festivals, such as: Viennale, IFFR Rotterdam, FIDMarseille (Prix Camira), BAFICI, YIDFF Yamagata, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Madrid/Berlin (Palais de Tokio & Haus der Kulturen der Welt), First Look (Museum of the Moving Image), Porto/Post/Doc, Underdox, La Havana.