One or Two Questions - Part 2

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    One or Two Questions - Part 2

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    Directed by

    • Kristina Konrad

    Germany, Uruguay

    2018

    237 min

    • Spanish

    Documentary

    PART 1

    What does peace mean to you? And justice? Following 12 years of military rule (1973–1985) and the accompanying silence, it couldn’t be taken for granted that people in Uruguay at the end of the 1980s would discuss such questions in such lively fashion in public. Two women take to public spaces across the country a U-matic camera and ask these questions to countless passers-by. The reason is a controversial amnesty law passed in 1986 that grants impunity for human rights violations and crimes committed by the police and the military under the dictatorship. Enthusiastically conducted conversations on the street are at the heart of this stirring film, which documents the mobilisation of civil society from collecting signatures for a referendum to the day of the actual vote. TV ads and campaign spots from the time supplement the smartly edited video footage, which has never been used previously. One can hear a plurality of opinions, experience a society in upheaval and recognise the importance of the public sphere as a stage for political debate.

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Kristina Konrad
    Cinematography
    Kristina Konrad
    Editing
    René Frölke
    Production
    WELTFILM GMBH
    Kristina Konrad

    Kristina Konrad

    Switzerland

    Kristina Konrad holds an MA in History from Université Paris VII. Between 1978 and 1983, she worked for Swiss television. Between 1984 and 1986, Konrad lived and worked in Nicaragua, where she produced and realized various documentaries with Gabrielle Baur. Between 1987 and 1994 she lived and worked in Montevideo, Uruguay. She is the co-founder of the Girasolas and Producciones del Sur. She has been living in Berlin since 1994 and works as an author, director and producer. She founded the production company welt/film GmbH with Christian Frosch in 2002.

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