The Fall of Fujimori
Showing at 04:15PM on Friday, April 15, 2005
More Competition Films, Documentaries
Monday, April 11 at 7:00pm at Regal Winter Park Village
Friday, April 15 at 4:15pm at Regal Winter Park Village
USA, 2005, 85 MIN, IN ENGLISH, JAPANESE, & SPANISH W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES
DIRECTED BY ELLEN PERRY
EAST COAST PREMIERE, 2ND US SHOWING
Born in Peru as the son of poor Japanese immigrants, Alberto Fujimori later was elected to three terms as President on the basis of his popular anti-terrorism platform. Making use of her amazing access and surprising objectivity, filmmaker Ellen Perry paints an extraordinary, intimate portrait of this unlikely politician who was both loved and hated by his people. With the power and passion of a Greek tragedy or a Shakespearean drama, THE FALL OF FUJIMORI exposes the private world of a leader whose political successes, draconian methods, and denial of culpability make him a quintessential tragic figure. Although credited with winning his country's war on terror, Fujimori now lives in exile in Japan and remains on Interpol's Most Wanted List on corruption, kidnapping, and murder charges. This explosive, often unbelievable tale of a government that wields sweeping police powers in the name of democracy contains disturbing parallels to the U.S.-led war on terrorism.
USA, 2005, 28 MIN
DIRECTED BY JAY ROSENBLATT
Does the death of a family member ever leave the survivorsí consciousness? Symbolic and sad and hard to forget, this distinctive new work by award-winning filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt is a haunting collection of personal reflections on grief and loss.