Esquirlas

Official Section

On 3 November 1995, thousands of shells rained down on the town of Río Tercero in Argentina in scenes never seen before outside the context of a war that might justify such an attack. Soon it was revealed that the cause was an accidental explosion in the local military munitions factory, a few kilometres away. The disaster, in which several people were killed, was blamed on the negligence of one of the factory workers, but local knowledge suspected a corrupt organization behind the production and sale of arms in which the country’s president, Carlos Menem, was involved. A middle-class family records its day-to-day live in the town before, during and after the tragedy.

Screening

Presented by Natalia Garayalde

Date
Thursday, 2/12
Time
21:00
Venue
El Almacén
Runtime
69’
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
English

Crew

Director
Natalia Garayalde
Scriptwriter
Natalia Garayalde
Editors
Julieta Seco, Martín Sappia
Sound
Federico Disandro

Technical information

Original title
Esquirlas
Year
2020
Country
Argentina