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Haunted territories

El cielo está rojo Francina Carbonell

In 2010, a devastating fire ravaged the San Miguel prison in Santiago, Chile, killing 81 people. Was it an inevitable tragedy or the result of negligence? Following a three-year investigation, the court ultimately exonerated the accused individuals of any responsibility. With unprecedented access to the court files on the case, The Sky Is Red revisits the country’s deadliest prison incident, denouncing a precarious system that dehumanizes inmates and blatantly violates human rights. With masterful editing and a superb soundtrack, the film makes use of the malleability of the textures brought about by the varied nature of the archival materials. The result is a suffocating Kafkaesque environment, haunted by the nightmares of the victims pleading in vain for the cell doors to be opened. (Programming Collective)

El cielo está rojo

  • Country : Chile
  • Year : 2020
  • V.O : Spanish
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 77 MIN
  • Cinematography : Muñoz María Ignacia
  • Editing : Chignoli Andrea
  • Editing : Murray Christopher
  • Editing : Carbonell Francina
  • Production : Gabriela Isabel Sandoval
  • Sound Design : Del Pedregal Vicente
  • Sound Design : Sánchez Carlo
Filmography of Francina Carbonell :

After the Mountains (2013)
The Inheritance (2014)
Tinnitus (2015)

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