Ejercicios de memoria
Ejercicios de memoria, Paz Encina, Argentina, Paraguay, France, Germany, 70', OV (Spanish) with subtitles in English
Paraguay suffered one of the longest dictatorships in Latin America (1954-1989). Agustín Goiburú was the most important political opponent to the Stroessner regime. This documentary tries to enter a whole political context through the memories of Agustín Goiburú's three sons.
The first feature film by Paz Encina (Asunción, 1971), Hamaca paraguaya (Paraguayan Hammock), bagged many and prestigious awards, among them the FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Festival. Zabaltegi-Tabakalera will host the world premiere of Ejercicios de memoria (Memory Exercises), her second feature film, in which she studies the figure of Agustín Goiburú, the most stubborn opponent of the Alfredo Stroessner dictatorship. Ejercicios de memoria (Memory Exercises) delves into the memories of the three children of Goiburú, assassinated in the framework of the Condor Operation in 1977, to reconstruct the political context of one of the longest dictatorships in Latin America.