by Fritz Ofner
A 2011, 77 min.

Director: Fritz Ofner
Cinematography: Fritz Ofner
Sound Editing: Atanas Tcholakov
Editing: Karina Ressler, Oliver Neumann
Producer: Oliver Neumann
Production: FreibeuterFilm

With kind support by: Austrian Filminstitute, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Vienna Film Fund,
Das Land Steiermark Kultur

Worldsales: Filmdelights

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Festival del Film Locarno 2011
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Il Muestra de Cine Internacional Guatemala 2012
This Human World 2011
Diagonale 2012
Docu Days Kiev 2012
Al Jazeera Documentary Film Festival Doha 2012
Open City Docs London 2012
Vancouver IFF 2013
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata 2013


Guatemala. The war ended long ago. Though the people want to forget it, the violence continues, and it has spread throughout the society like cancer. Each day, journalists wait to report on the next murder victim, and a social worker helps the relatives of women who have been killed. The global hunger for cheap resources has been another cause of violence, and a war over bananas has taken on a life of its own. The society suffers from the aftermath of the 36-year civil war. Mass graves are found in the mountains, former rebels mourn their comrades, and a war criminal has nightmares about all the things he’s done. Peace continues to elude Guatemala.


Filmmaker, Journalist Born 1977 in Friesach, raised in Styria Received his MA in communication science and cultural anthropology from the University of Vienna in 1997 Worked as freelance journalist and NGO activist. Lived and worked in Mozambique, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Venezuela, Colombia and Guatemala.

2017 – Weapon of Choice – Documentary

2012 – Lybia Hurra – Documentary

2012 – Beirut Blend – Documentary

2011 – Evolution of Violence – Documentary

2010 – From Bagdad to Dallas – TV Documentary

2006 – Walking with Cecilia (in collaboration with Michaela Krimmer) – Documentary


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