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LOS JÓVENES MUERTOS

Dead Youth

Leandro Listorti
Argentinien, 2009
Documentaries, 73min, OmeU

LOS JÓVENES MUERTOS

Leandro Listorti
Argentinien, 2009
Documentaries, 73min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
Leandro Listorti
Sound: 
Luciano Fusetti
Camera: 
Martín Mohadeb
Editor: 
Felipe Guerrero

Production: 
Habitación 1520
World Sales: 
Bellasombra
Format: 
HD
Color

Since the end of the 90’s, more than thirty teenagers took their lives in Las Heras, a southern town in the province of Santa Crúz. There were no indications of the causes for these suicides, and no one can explain what happened. Based on those deaths, and others that still occur today, this film evokes those existences, trying to examine the emptiness and the mystery that surrounded their lives and deaths.
I stumbled upon about this story reading a newspaper some years ago, I don’t know why, but I ripped that page off and kept it. A few months later I found another article about the same town and then I just knew I had to do something. Maybe one of the reasons for doing that was that I have always been attracted to death, the way people deal with it, the huge obscurity it means to us all and the ways of representing different cultures have of it. With time, I realized that the main attraction for me was trying to find out what is left of us after we die. That led me to ask myself: How to shoot death? How can you show what it is no more? (Leandro Listorti)