Thursday, December 01, 2022

He Leaves to Return, a documentary about political persecution in Ecuador


Journalist and writer Orlando Perez expressed that the cinematographic work is a reunion with the sensations and feelings of what happened and a reminder that the persecution is not over.

Directed by Carlos Enriquez Borges and produced by Capital 21, the public channel of the Mexico City government, the film first had its world premiere with the appearance of its protagonist in the Aztec capital and later saw light in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In a video recorded specially for the exhibition in Quito, the director said that it took him two years to create this work, dedicated to the betrayal, persecution and deportation of its heroes, including former President Rafael Correa.

There is testimony from former officials and politicians, such as Gabriela Rivadenera, former Speaker of the National Assembly; Gallo Mora, who was Korea’s private secretary; and Ricardo Patino, who was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defense.

It also includes interviews with Soledad Buendía, who served as a member of the Legislative Assembly; Edwin Zarin, former head of the presidential office; Viviana Bonilla, former First Deputy Speaker of the Legislature; and Fernando Alvarado, former Secretary of Communications.

The audiovisual is divided into four moments: the betrayal and how Moreno persecutes his comrades; achievements of civil revolution in economy, education, security; flight in exile; And thanks to the government of Mexico, where most of them are asylum seekers.

Despite all the ups and downs, he went on to return, forming a series of hopes under his own title, a typical expression of the Ecuadorian Highlands, which, paradoxically, meant a soon return. , that it did not leave forever. ,

During a presentation this Friday, Civil Revolution President Gisela Garzon highlighted the importance of being able to uncover truths to the public media like the stories that appear in that documentary.

According to Garzón, the audiovisual piece will be available on social networks, reaching other provinces in the country and shown in neighborhood cinemas so that Ecuadorians can learn about their nation’s recent history and how the media and judicial system are participating in it. Was. The siege of the political movement.


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