JAILBREAK PACT [PACTO DE FUGA]

11/20/2021 10:30 pm – Caligari FilmBühne

Chile 2020 94 min Spanish original version with English subtitles

Script: Cecilia Ruz Ortíz, DoP: Jorge González, Editor: José Córdova, David Albala, Production: Calibre 71, Producer: David Albala, Cast: Benjamín Vicuña, Roberto Farias, Victor Montero, Francisca Gavilán, Amparo Noguera, Diego Ruiz

One of the most surprising and spectacular jailbreaks in Chilean criminal history, told in JAILBREAK PACT.On the night of January 29, 1990, shortly before the start of democratic transition period in Chile, dozens of political prisoners escaped from jail in Santiago, through a tunnel that 24 militants of the Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front (FPMR) had dug for 18 months, over 80 meters long with rudimentary tools like spoons, forks and one screwdriver, and hiding 55 tons of dirt inside the penitentiary. Neither the common prisoners in the nearby cells, nor the prison guards who guarded daily, discovered the plan that would lead to the freedom of 49 prisoners.

David Albala was born in Santiago/Chile in 1971. He is a journalist and a filmmaker with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in directing and producing film and television at the University of Texas at Austin/USA. Furthermore, he was a scholarship holder at Fullbright and Conicyt. For more than 24 years he has worked as a creator, writer, producer, executive producer, and director of films, TV series, short films in Chile and the USA.

Filmography: 2005 PERSPECPLEJIA, 2009 ELEVATION, 2010 SOUL CHECK MATE, 2014 SOY CHILE, SOY DIVERSO, 2016 ZEN CHI FUA CHALLENGE, 2020 JAILBREAK PACT

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