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National Film Board of Canada

Who Shot My Brother?

Directed by
German Gutierrez

Produced by
Yves Bisaillon
Carmen Garcia

Written by
Carmen Garcia
German Gutierrez

Year
2005

Running Time
95 min 29 s

THE FILM

Some phone calls can turn your life upside down. That's what happened to filmmaker German Gutiérrez when he got a call from Colombia informing him there had just been an assassination attempt on his older brother Oscar, a political activist hated by the establishment but adored by the disenfranchised. In this film, German Gutiérrez, who has been living in Montreal for the past thirty years, recounts his quest to find the hired gunmen who tried to kill Oscar, and also to expose the roots of the violence that has taken hold of his native country.

This beautifully filmed political documentary takes a courageous look at what Colombia has become: a lawless, neo-liberal Far West run by a corrupt middle class; an Eldorado where oil is more precious than gold and where Americans are the puppet-masters pulling the strings while drug traffickers, guerrillas, and paramilitaries engage in all-out combat with each other as the war on drugs rages on.

CREDITS

Research
German Gutierrez

Direction
German Gutierrez

Collaboration
Carmen Garcia

Script
Carmen Garcia

Script
German Gutierrez

Assistant director
Ricardo Restrepo

Additional research
Tom Puchniak

Photography
German Gutierrez

Photography
Ricardo Restrepo

Photography
Juan Cantero

Sound recording
Cesar Salazar

Sound recording
John Monte

Sound recording
Paul Gauthier

Picture editing
Jean-Marie Drot

Editing assistant
Juan Cantero

Additional editing
Danièle Gagné

Original music
Jimmy Tanaka

Supervision - sound editing
Paul Gauthier

Supervision - dialogue editing
Paul Gauthier

Special effects editing
Dr Donayer

Foley
Stéphane Cadotte

Translation
John Irving

Subtitles
John Irving

Narration script
Carmen Garcia

Narration
Luis de Cespedes

Narration recording
Leonardo Lamela

Narration recording
Patrice Gil

Voice director
Mary Armstrong

Technical support - editing
Martine Forget

Technical support - editing
Ochelle Greenidge

Technical support - editing
Isabelle Painchaud

Titles
Gaspard Gaudreau

Computer graphics
Demian Fuica

Computer graphics
Cristian Fuica

On-line editing
Sylvain Desbiens

Re-recording
Luc Léger

Stunt double
Alexis Villegas Alcaran

Stunt double
Cesar Agusto Lescano

Stunt double
Gerardo Rodon

Stunt double
Gilberto Loaiza

Auditor
Marc Chartrand

Marketing officer
David Boisclair

Marketing officer - assistance
Jenny Thibault

Administrator
Denise DesLauriers

Administrative staff
Hélène Regimbal

Administrative staff
Lise Lévesque

Technical coordinator
Jean-François Laprise

Line producer
Johanne Bergeron

Producer
Yves Bisaillon

Producer
Carmen Garcia

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International Distribution:
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CANADA
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AWARDS

Best of Festival Award - Category: Social Issues

International Film and Video Festival-
From November 07, 2006 to November 12, 2006
Columbus, USA


Radio-Canada Public Award

The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal
From October 13, 2005 to October 23, 2005
Montréal, Canada


FESTIVALS

Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
From February 16, 2006 to February 26, 2006
Montréal, Canada


Soirée des Jutra
From March 19, 2006 to May 23, 2007
Montréal, Canada


Festival de cinéma des trois amériques
From March 29, 2006 to April 02, 2006
Québec, Canada


aluCine Latino Media Festival
From June 01, 2006 to June 10, 2006
Toronto, Canada


International Film Festival
From June 14, 2006 to June 25, 2006
Durban, South-Africa


Cork Film Festival
From October 08, 2006 to October 15, 2006
Cork, Ireland


Television Festival
From June 10, 2007 to June 13, 2007
Banff, Canada


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