El Amparo


Viewer discretion advised; not recommended for minors.

101 min.

Venezuela, 2016

Directed by Rober Calzadilla

In Spanish with English subtitles


In the town of El Amparo, by the creeks of the Arauca river, near the Colombian-Venezuelan border, two men survived the brutality of a shooting in which 14 of their companions were killed. Although they claimed to be fishermen, the Venezuelan army accused them of being guerrilla fighters, intimidating them in every possible way and even attempting to remove them from the cell where they were guarded by a policeman.

Their neighbors prevented their transfer, but the pressure they faced to give in and submit to the official version was overwhelming.



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