ATENCIÓN! MURDERER NEXT DOOR

ATENCIÓN! MURDERER NEXT DOOR

Dir. Sean Mattison

Produced by Eaton Workshop

The following is a transcribed introduction by Kat Lo from the ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE film festival screening.

I first met filmmaker, Sean Mattison through his documentary on Victor Jara. One of my heroes, a political folk singer, and a symbol of resistance against the Chilean dictatorship. Amidst today's global backdrop of rising authoritarian threats and threats to democracy, there's no better time than now for this film.

Eaton is really honored to announce the launch and screening of Atención! Murderer Next Door, the short film that we produced with Sean over the last year. It is about the story of how HIJOS Capital and Grupo De Arte Callejero joined together in the nineties to hold former Argentine dictator accountable for his crimes against humanity. The Chilean and Argentine term for this type of direct action is called escrache.

Stay tuned after the screening for a live panel, with the Argentine activists, from the film. Please submit your questions for them in the YouTube live stream comments section. This is a really rare opportunity to talk with them and we'd love to hear from you. Enjoy the screening.

Members of H.I.J.O.S. (Sons and Daughters for Identity and Justice Against Forgetfulness and Silence) in Argentina attend an “escrache” protest. This form of direct action helped catalyze the reopening of human rights cases in Argentina and led to unprecedented convictions of former members of the military dictatorship. Directly from the victim's families, this short film charts how "Escrache" direct actions took hold of Argentina in the 1990s as a way to demand justice and accountability for crimes left in impunity during Jorge Rafael Videla's dictatorship.

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Sean Mattison is a Brooklyn, NY-based director and cinematographer. Sean’s most recent short film, Mr. Wash, was named Best Branded Documentary at the 23rd Annual Webby Awards. His directing work has been featured in the New York Times, the Atlantic, and The Fader. As a cinematographer, he worked on the Netflix viral hit series Tiger King and he has worked with acclaimed directors including the Safdie Brothers, Crystal Moselle, Lotfy Nathan (12 O’Clock Boys), and Jay Bulger (Counterpunch). In 2016, he co-produced the Netflix true crime documentary "Sour Grapes."

View the corresponding panel for Atención! Murderer Next Door here. Featuring Camilo Juarez País (H.I.J.O.S. Capital), Giselle Tepper (H.I.J.O.S. Capital), Lorena Bossi (Grupo de Arte Callejero), Carolina Goldberg (Grupo de Arte Callejero), and Pablo Mensi, producer of Atencion! Murderer Next Door.

Published:

06 Dec 2020

Published:

06 Dec 2020