Evolution Of Violence

# Evolution of Violence

A documentary by Fritz Ofner
A 2011,77 min, Format HD/35mm

Script, Director, Cinematography: Fritz Ofner
Editor: Karina Ressler, Oliver Neumann
Sound Editor: Atanas Tcholakov
Producer: Oliver Neumann
Production: FreibeuterFilm

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.

64. Festival del Film Locarno – Semaine de la critique
Jihlava - In between the seas competition
Segovia - Muestra de Cine Europeo
Wien - This human world
Biarritz - FIPATEL
Graz - Diagonale
Kiev - DocuDays
Doha - Al Jazeera Documentary Film Festival
Guatemala - Muestra de Cine Internacional
Innsbruck - Internationales Film Festival
London - Open City Docs Festival
Glasgow - Document 10
27. Mar del Plata Film Festival
Nominated for the Austrian Film Price in the category "Best documentary"

Produced by:
Interview with the director

Funded by:
Filminstitut ORF filmfonds-wien filmkunst.steiermark