The Land of No Evil

La Tierra sin Mal
English (subtitled), 80 min, 2009, Paraguay, France, Italy

After 35 years under Stroessner dictatorship and 17 of power and corruption lead by the Colorado Party (the only one allowed after the democratic transition), Fernando Lugo, a former bishop who is running for President, represents the hope to build a better future.
 
Internationally recognised as an activist for Human Rights and discoverer of the Archives of Terror, Martin Almada leads a lonely and exasperated battle to expose the links between the old dictatorial system and the current corrupted democracy.
 
Guillermina Kanonnikoff, courageous activist and General Secretary of the Tekojoja Movement, is accompaning Fernando Lugo on his path up until the elections on April 20th. Through the lives of these characters we discover a tragic and unknown side of Paraguay's history, a nation which now seems to have all it takes to change its course.
 

 
Producer:
Anna Recalde Miranda, Cristina Rajola
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
Anna Recalde Miranda
Editing:
Andrea Gandolfo
Sound:
German Acevedo
 
Awards and Screenings:

Winner of the Festival  “Hai visto mai Festa del documentario 2009″, Siena, Italia
Winner of the Festival “13th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival” 2010, U.S.A.

Screenings:
Official selection “FICG 24 Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara 2009″, Mexico
Official selection  “VLAFF 7 Vancouver Latin American Film Festival 2009″, Canada
Official selection “Festival de Cine Latinoamericano de Biarritz 2009″, Francia
Official selection “Festival de documentales de Asunción, Festidoc 2009″
Official Selection International Workshop about “Cine y Derechos Humanos”, Asunción, Paraguay
Selection “Festival Internacional de Cine Documental Docs DF 2009″, Ciudad de México
Official selection “XXIV Festival del Cinema Latino Americano di Trieste 2009″
Official selection “Atlantidoc 2009, Montevideo″ Uruguay
Official selection “14th International Film Festival of Kerala”, India
Official selection “5th India International Women Film Festival”, India