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News :: Human Rights : Politics
13 May 2004
We have the pleasure to inform you that was inaugurated the official site of the film RAYMUNDO.
This is a documentary film about the life and work of Raymundo Gleyzer, Argentine filmmaker, kidnapped and murdered by that country’s military dictatorship in 1976.

Through Raymundo’s life, the film follows the story of Latin American revolutionary cinema and the liberation struggles of the 60’s and 70’s. Raymundo was one of the major architects of the militant cinema, yet after his " disappearance ", he fell into oblivion.

It is essential that the new generation rediscovers his life and works which are a source of inspiration today more than ever . This documentary will bring back what the CIA and the Latin American dictatorships couldn’t destroy: the memory, the ideals and the courage to tell the truth.

The web address is:

The film RAYMUNDO, by Ernesto Ardito and Virna Molina, was the argentinean film most prized over the world in 2003.
The film has been honoured with 15 international awards. Also has participated in more than 45 international film festivals.


First Prize "Coral" to the Best Documentary and "Memory" Prize - Latin American Film Festival of La Habana. Cuba.

Golden Olive Award of Best Fiction Documentary - Kalamata International Documentary Film Festival, Greece.

Human Rights Award - Latino Film Festival San Francisco Bay Area, USA..

Best Documentary Film - Latin American Film Festival of Brescia, Italy.

Best Documentary Film - Valdivia International Film Festival, Chile.

Best "Opera Prima" Award - DOCUPOLIS, International Documentary Festival of Barcelona, Spain.

"Union Latina" Award - Latin American Film Festival of Trieste, Italy.

Best Documentary Film - VI Malaga Film Festival, Spain.

Special Jury Award - VII Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, USA .

Best Film in the Public's Choice - Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montreal.

Best Documentary Film and Best Filmmaker - Latin American Film Festival of Buenos Aires

Best Documentary Film - IV Documentary Film and Video Festival, Argentina.

Special Jury Award - Human Rights International film Festival of Buenos Aires.

This film has been nominated or semi-finalist in the following festivals:

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (Japan) * Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (USA) * Festival International de Films de Fribourg (Switzerland) * Docudays, International Documentary Film Festival of Beirut (Lebanon) * It’s All True, International Documentary Film Festival (Brazil) * Ismailia Int.Festival for Doc.& Short Films (Egypt) * Cinema Paradise, Independent Film Festival of Honolulu (USA) * Montevideo International Film Festival (Uruguay) * Tiburon International Film Festival (USA) *

The film has participated out of competition in different sections in the following festivals:

Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in Vassar College (Opening Night) USA * International Documentary Film of Amsterdam (Netherlands) * Cinema du Reel, International Documentary Festival (France) * Arizona Film Festival (USA) * Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival (USA) * Ankara International Film Festival (Turkey) * International Seoul Labor Film and Video Festival (Korea) * International Art Film Festival Trencianske Teplice 2003 (Slovakia) * Activating Human Rights Film Festival Byron Bay, (Australia) * Perspektive, Human Rights Film Festival of Nuremberg (Germany) * Latin American Film Festival of Toulouse (France) * Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Buenos Aires (Argentina) * Latin American Film Festival of Providence (USA) * Images du Nouveau Monde Film Festival (Canada) * Latin American Film Festival of Ginebra (Switzerland) * Dahlonega Film Festival (USA) * Cine del Plata Film Festival (Uruguay) * Antropologique and Social Film Festival (Argentina) * Bogota International Film Festival (Colombia) * International Film Festival of Santa Fe (Argentina) *


Ernesto Ardito and Virna Molina

E-mail: nikargentina (at)

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