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If Dogs could fly. Rafael Perrotta's story

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This documentary rescues the figure of Rafael "Cacho" Perrotta, a key character, strangely forgotten in the history of journalism in Argentina. His life is like a puzzle with many facets, whose complete pieces never fit. Perrotta was a man who lived with great intensity the most hopeful and the most heinous period of the political, economic and social life of the country. A passionate man about his great creation to which he devoted his entire life. In the seventies, as editor of the newspaper "El Cronista Comercial", he formed a unique newsroom, absolutely atypical. His journal puts aside market reports to become one of the best publications that were made in the country. The newsroom had prominent journalists from different political identities, which generated an ideological and informative wealth that was transferred to the pages of the journal. Coming from a wealthy family, belonging to the exclusive elite of the upper classes, a friend of personalities like the dictator Emilio Massera and former minister of Economy of the military dictatorship, Alfredo Martinez de Hoz, Perrotta decided to take sides in a very critical moment of Argentina's history. His religious education and his generosity led him to feel anxious about social inequality and lack of freedom that existed in our country for those dark years. Over time these concerns and convictions lead him to relate to the high command of the armed organizations of that time, especially with the intelligence section of the Revolutionary Workers Party. This fact was read by the military hierarchy as an irrefutable sign of extreme betrayal to his class. He was abducted in June 1977, becoming one of the countless “desaparecidos” in our country.

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Runtime: 
01:48:39
English subtitle: 
Yes

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Directors: Lorena Díaz, Maximiliano de la Puente, Gabriela Blanco Writers: Maximiliano de la Puente, Lorena Díaz Producers: Gabriela Blanco, Maximiliano de la Puente Key cast: Carlos Ávalo, Rafael Perrotta Bengolea, Santiago Perotta Bengolea, Roberto Guareschi, Alberto Dearriba, Roberto "Tito" Cossa, Jaime López Recalde, Oscar González, Emiliano Costa, Martha Fernández, Oscar Martínez Zemborain, Enrique Peltzer

Screenings / Awards: 

Official selection of VI International Festival of Political Cinema (FICIP), 2016, Buenos Aires.

 

Semifinalist of the Creative International Open Film Festival 2016 (IOFF), Bangladesh.

 

Official selection of 7th Festival of Latino american Cinema 2016, Montreal, Cinema du Parc.

 

Preselected: Eurocinema Film Festival, Austria International Film Festival, Malta Film Festival and Cinema New York City.

 

Directed by: 
Maximiliano de la Puente, Gabriela Blanco, Lorena Díaz
Writing credits: 
Maximiliano de la Puente, Gabriela Blanco, Lorena Díaz
Cast: 
Testimonies: Carlos Ávalo, Rafael Perrotta Bengolea, Santiago Perrotta Bengolea, Roberto Guareschi, Alberto Dearriba, Roberto Cossa, Jaime López Recalde, Oscar González, Emiliano Costa, Martha Fernández, Oscar Martínez Zemborain, Enrique Peltzer, Clelia Pan, María Luisa Clauret, Alejandro Samek, Carlos Floria, Nicandro Castillo, José Eliaschev, Julio Santucho, Carlos Gabetta, José Víctor Vidal, Felipe Bellingeri, Adriana Taboada, Jorge Witis, Raquel Witis, Héctor Ballent y Andrés Vilches. Ficcionalization crew: Sebastián Saslavsky, Oscar Santamaría, Damián Burello, Sabrina Califano, Carlos Cozza, Jorge Lisorski. Voice over: Pablo Ciampagna
Produced by: 
Maximiliano de la Puente, Gabriela Blanco, Lorena Díaz, INCAA (Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales)
Music by: 
Claurio Rodríguez Blanco
Cinematography by: 
Lorena Díaz, Gabriela Blanco
Film Editing by: 
Lorena Díaz, Maximiliano de la Puente
Production Design by: 
Gabriela Blanco, Maximiliano de la Puente
Production Management: 
Maximiliano de la Puente, Lorena Díaz
Release Date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Official sites: 
https://silosperrosvolaran.wordpress.com/
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