Sendero is a Chilean horror/survival story directed by Lucio A. Rojas, and we have your first look at the teaser trailer and artwork for the film, which is based on the multiple suspicious disappearances that occurred in the country’s recent history.
Sendero (translated as the “path” or the “way”) tells the tale of Ana, a university student who, along with her friends, goes to spend a weekend at a relative’s country house located in the central zone of Chile. During the trip these young people will be kidnapped by a weird family who are working for an organized group belonging to the highest political circles of the region.
Rojas says,“The story has been inspired by real criminal events that took place after Pinochet’s government. In the early 90’s dozens of kidnappings were reported,and the whereabouts of this people were never discovered. Those incidents cannot be ascribed to the political context of the previous decades in our country. An investigation carried out in 1996 concluded that it was all plotted by a highly powerful – in terms of political and economical influence – group, which for years subsisted on the shadow of some small city in central zone of Chile.”
The film depicts the story of one of the survivors according to the information she provided about her captivity. Because of the poor documentation discovered and the strong protection net that existed, many of those reports disappeared, some were filed away, and the rest – most of them – just eliminated. “The film is an attempt to reconstruct those facts in the most realistic and accurate way. Then it describes how those persons in captivity were treated and the tremendous suffering they must have experienced,” Rojas adds.
Sendero is an independent production which is expected to be placed in local as well as international festivals during the second half of 2013.
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