UNAS PREGUNTAS

by Kristina Konrad
ONE OR TWO QUESTIONS - ALCUNE DOMANDE

Informations

Nation: Germany, Uruguay

Year: 2018

Length: 237'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

In 1986, the Uruguayan Parliament passed a law granting amnesty for all crimes committed by the military and police during the dictatorship (1973-85). This law prevented the clarification demanded by the relatives of those who had disappeared and been murdered by the former regime. A public initiative arose calling for a referendum. Using U-matic footage, mostly of interviews recorded on the streets between 1987 and 1989, the film present a reflection of a country in which the values such as peace, justice, and equality are continually questioned and re-explored.

Director

Konrad Konrad

Konrad Konrad

Kristina Konrad (Zug, Switzerland, 1953) graduated in history in 1977 from the Université Paris VII and directed documentaries for Swiss television from 1978 to 1983. She moved to New York to work as a film editor and from 1984 to 1986 she lived in Nicaragua, where she and Gabrielle Baur produced and made various documentaries. From 1987 to 1994 she lived in Uruguay, where she recorded the images which compose Unas preguntas. She then moved definitively to Berlin, where she continues her work as a director and producer; in 2002, she and Christian Frosch founded the production company weltfilm GmbH.

Filmography:
Cada dia historia (coregia/codirector Gabrielle Baur, doc., 1986), Yo era de un lugar que en realidad no existía (doc., 1988), De la mar a la mesa (cm, 1989), Por centésima vez (coregia/codirector Graciela Salsamendi, doc., 1990), Comuna mujer (mm, doc., 1992), Seasick on Solid Ground (coregia/codirector Christian Frosch, cm, 1995), Greater Freedom Lesser Freedom (doc., 2000), Our America (doc., 2005), Far Away From Here (cm, doc., 2008), When We Were Happy and Didn’t Know It (doc., 2011), Diego (mm, doc., 2015), Dos días en mayo (mm, doc., 2017), Unas preguntas (doc., 2018).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura, fotografia, produttore/director, screenplay, cinematography, producer
Kristina Konrad
montaggio/film editing
René Frölke
suono, interviste/sound, interviews
María Barhoum, Graciela Salsamendi

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contatti/contacts
Weltfilm GmbH
www.weltfilm.com

Director statement

“There was a great willingness to talk to us. Two women weren’t taken all that seriously, but were also less intimidating. An openness that no longer exists today. You can no longer simply walk around in public areas and approach strangers with the camera and ask them something, not even in Uruguay anymore. However, now and then the anxiety to speak openly to the camera did arise. The military, after all, was publicly threatening, even on television: ‘If Green wins, then we don’t know what we will do.’”

Synopsis Learn more

In 1986, the Uruguayan Parliament passed a law granting amnesty for all crimes committed by the military and police during the dictatorship (1973-85). This law prevented the clarification demanded by the relatives of those who had disappeared and been murdered by the former regime. A public initiative arose calling for a referendum. Using U-matic footage, mostly of interviews recorded on the streets between 1987 and 1989, the film present a reflection of a country in which the values such as peace, justice, and equality are continually questioned and re-explored.

Director All about direction

Konrad Konrad

Konrad Konrad

Kristina Konrad (Zug, Switzerland, 1953) graduated in history in 1977 from the Université Paris VII and directed documentaries for Swiss television from 1978 to 1983. She moved to New York to work as a film editor and from 1984 to 1986 she lived in Nicaragua, where she and Gabrielle Baur produced and made various documentaries. From 1987 to 1994 she lived in Uruguay, where she recorded the images which compose Unas preguntas. She then moved definitively to Berlin, where she continues her work as a director and producer; in 2002, she and Christian Frosch founded the production company weltfilm GmbH.

Filmography:
Cada dia historia (coregia/codirector Gabrielle Baur, doc., 1986), Yo era de un lugar que en realidad no existía (doc., 1988), De la mar a la mesa (cm, 1989), Por centésima vez (coregia/codirector Graciela Salsamendi, doc., 1990), Comuna mujer (mm, doc., 1992), Seasick on Solid Ground (coregia/codirector Christian Frosch, cm, 1995), Greater Freedom Lesser Freedom (doc., 2000), Our America (doc., 2005), Far Away From Here (cm, doc., 2008), When We Were Happy and Didn’t Know It (doc., 2011), Diego (mm, doc., 2015), Dos días en mayo (mm, doc., 2017), Unas preguntas (doc., 2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura, fotografia, produttore/director, screenplay, cinematography, producer
Kristina Konrad
montaggio/film editing
René Frölke
suono, interviste/sound, interviews
María Barhoum, Graciela Salsamendi

**
contatti/contacts
Weltfilm GmbH
www.weltfilm.com

Director statement Read more

“There was a great willingness to talk to us. Two women weren’t taken all that seriously, but were also less intimidating. An openness that no longer exists today. You can no longer simply walk around in public areas and approach strangers with the camera and ask them something, not even in Uruguay anymore. However, now and then the anxiety to speak openly to the camera did arise. The military, after all, was publicly threatening, even on television: ‘If Green wins, then we don’t know what we will do.’”