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      Sepa: Our Lord of Miracles

      Released Oct 14, 2022 1h 19m Documentary TRAILER for Sepa: Nuestro Senor de los milagros: Trailer 1 List Sepa: Nuestro Senor de los milagros: Trailer 1 Sepa: Nuestro Senor de los milagros: Trailer 1 1:24 View more videos
      Reviews Having languished in a closet for more than 30 years, this newly rediscovered film is a unique documentary record of a bold and troubling experiment in criminal justice. A collaboration in between Walter Saxer, the producer of Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, and the Peruvian Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa, Sepa: Our Lord of Miracles observes an open-air penal colony of the same name, created in 1951 by the Peruvian government in the Amazonian jungle. Tasked with growing crops on these colonized lands, the inmates were permitted to roam freely, commune with their families, and dance and cook together, yet they soon found themselves in despair, abandoned and forgotten by their country and the world at large. Read More Read Less

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      Glenn Kenny New York Times A provocative addition to the literature of incarceration. Oct 15, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Having languished in a closet for more than 30 years, this newly rediscovered film is a unique documentary record of a bold and troubling experiment in criminal justice. A collaboration in between Walter Saxer, the producer of Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, and the Peruvian Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa, Sepa: Our Lord of Miracles observes an open-air penal colony of the same name, created in 1951 by the Peruvian government in the Amazonian jungle. Tasked with growing crops on these colonized lands, the inmates were permitted to roam freely, commune with their families, and dance and cook together, yet they soon found themselves in despair, abandoned and forgotten by their country and the world at large.
      Director
      Walter Saxer
      Screenwriter
      Walter Saxer, Mario Vargas Llosa
      Distributor
      Dekanalog
      Production Co
      Alive Film & Video Productions, Wildlife Films, Balance Film GmbH
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      German
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 14, 2022, Limited
      Runtime
      1h 19m
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