The FilesDirection: Maite Rivera Carbonell.
Countries: Puerto Rico, Spain.
Format: RedCam 2K.
Duration: 75 min.
Producers: Margarita Aponte Rivera, Jose Alayón Dévora.
How fair is it for the government to control its citizens? Four Puerto Ricans confront their past when they open their “files”, the records obtained of the illegal surveillance and persecution that the Puerto Rican government held against citizens and organizations that disagreed with the establishment. Through their daily life, they will tell us their stories, experiences and intimate feelings of the persecution they suffered. Taking their past as an example, we will confront the present. Are these activities still being practiced? Who are the new subversives?
- 33th Havana Film Festival – 2nd Prize for Best Documentary.
- It’s All True Film Festival (Selected).
- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival (Selected – official competition).
Maite Rivera Carbonell is a renowned Puerto Rican sound editor who lives in Spain. She is a two-time winner of the Goya Award for Best Sound for her work in the feature films The Others by Alejandro Amenábar and Tres Días by Javier Gutiérrez. She is the writer and director of the short film La Nota Final, which has won international awards. She graduated from the International Film and Television School (EICTV) in Cuba where she annually works as an advisor.
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