Seeing Again (Volver a Ver) + Discussion

  • Date & Time: 18th May 2019 2:00 pm
  • Venue: Genesis Cinema
    93-95 Mile End Rd, Bethnal Green, E1 4UJ
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Volver a Ver (2018) // Seeing Again, a film by Judith Velez

Three intrepid photojournalists return to the epicenter of the conflict in the highlands of Ayacucho, carrying some powerful photos they captured 30 years ago, when thousands of peasants were forced to defend themselves with homemade weapons. With these rudimentary military logistics, a courageous indigenous resistance began against the Shining Path group. The chronicle of the photojournalists, Vera Lentz, Alejandro Balaguer and Oscar Medrano, becomes an uncertain search of their characters and a portrait of those years. An encounter with moments of great intensity and revealing memories questioning the official history that denies the indigenous contribution to the peace process.BIOGRAPHY

Judith Vélez collaborated as an Assistant Director with the most outstanding directors of her country (Perú) and worked during four years in the Latin Advertising Market in Los Angeles. In 2002 she founded her production company Nomade Films and directed her award-winning Opera Prima The Trial (2006), selected in many International Film Festivals (Montreal, Guadalajara, Munich, El Cairo, La Havana, etc.). She has produced for international channels and directed series and documentaries. Hombres del Siglo XX (2000), Six with Eight (2004), Free them now! (2008). With 1509 Operation Victory (2011) she told the true story behind the capture of Abimael Guzman, Shining Path terrorist group leader. And with Seeing Again (2018), her second feature film, she continues interested in portraying those years of turmoil.