V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Olancho

V' 17

Olancho

Theodore Griswold, Christopher Valdes
Honduras/USA, 2017
Documentaries, 70min, OmeU

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Olancho

Theodore Griswold, Christopher Valdes
Honduras/USA, 2017
Documentaries, 70min, OmeU

Contributors: 
Manuel Chirinos
Orlin Chirinos
Rosinda Ana María Chirinos
Marcos Chirinos
Balbino Chirinos
Yony Sevilla
Alexis Padilla
DJ Jender
Screenplay: 
Theodore Griswold
Christopher Valdes
Sound: 
Theodore Griswold
Christopher Valdes
Camera: 
Shlomo Godder
Editor: 
Andrea Chignoli
Composer: 
Stanislaw Wyslouch

Production: 
Olancho Movie LLC
Tercer Piso HN
World Sales: 
Preciosa media
Format: 
DCP
Color

OLANCHO follows an infamous narco-corrido-band, that earns its money by playing for the drug cartels of Honduras. Originally farmers, they now glorify the men who destroy their country. “After months of search a friend of a friend offered to lead us to the band. Frightened but excited, we followed a bullet-riddled truck for three hours through the treacherous mountain roads of northern Olancho. When we arrived, the musicians were sitting on the front porch of their adobe home, polishing their pistols and playing guitars. We spent the following two years with unprecedented access into every aspect of the musicians’ lives. Following them from their remote mountain villages to performances at rowdy narco-parties, on more than one occasion we found ourselves staring down the barrels of guns toted by some of the most dangerous men in Honduras.” (Chris Valdes, Ted Griswold)

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