'Ejercicios de Memoria'

an interview with Paz Encina

Synopsis

Between 1954 and 1989, Paraguay suffered one of the longest dictatorships in Latin America: it lasted 35 years. Agustín Goiburú, the most important political opponent to the Stroessner regime, disappeared in 1976 in Paraná, Argentina, where he was exiled.
35 years later, Rogelio, Rolando and Jazmin, his three children, come back to the place of exile… A come back to their memory. This is how we begin an intimate memory exercise, telling the story of a whole country for the past decades.

Paz Encina

has graduated in Film at the University of Buenos Aires and made several video-installations and shorts in cinema and video. In 2006 she made her rst feature lm, Hamaca Paraguaya, which received the Fipresci Prize at Cannes 2006, among others. She returned working with the short format in the projects Rio Paraguay (2010) and Viento Sur (2011). Memory Exercises is her second feature lm.