Evolution of Violence
AT 2011, 77 min, Fritz Ofner
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.
Mar del Plata Int. Film Festival 2012, ARG | Diagonale 2012, AT | Docu Days Kiev 2012, UKR | Al Jazeera Documentary Film Festival Doha 2012, QAT | Internationales Filmfestival Innsbruck 2012, AT | Open City Docs Fest London 2012, UK | Festival del Film Locarno 2011, CH | Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2011, CZ | Muestra de Cine Europeo de Segovia 2011, ESP | This Human World 2011, AT
nominated for the Austrian Film Award 2013