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El Olvido

  • Release Date: Apr 22, 2009
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, Social Issues
  • Director:Heddy Honigmann


Documentary filmmaker Heddy Honigmann looks beyond the state violence, economic crises, and political corruption so predominant in Lima, Peru, to better acquaint viewers with the people of her troubled hometown. A celebration of a forgotten city, El Olvido presents Lima as a place where the working class endures despite oppression by the upper classes. Here, the people employed at the city's finest restaurants and hotels return to squalid...more