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History of Evil

History of Evil

A Short film by Benjamin Naishtat

Produced by Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains

Production year : 2011


1879. One thousand five hundred men walk in the desert under the orders of General Roca. They are going to build the space of the Argentine nation. They move forward undoubtedly to the big South, there where there is nothing, by carrying with them the civilization. A century later, in 1980, in the city now named General Roca, the military junta in power organizes a national congress of history to celebrate the centenarian of the conquest of this desert.

Participants (2)

Production and distribution


Full credits (12)

Sound Recordist :

Anibal Martinez

Director of Photography :

Alexandre Maubert

Editor :

Benjamin Naishtat

Continuity supervisor :

Wenchi Bonelli

Costume designer :

Agostina Guala

Sound Mixer :

Simon Apostolou

Screenwriter :

Benjamin Naishtat

Production managers :

Daniela Martinez, Estelle Benazet

Sound Editor :

Ronny Trocker

Production Designer :

Marina Raggio

Special Effects :

Nicolas Connan

Participants :

Franco Lovisolo, Sonia Costantini

Technical details

Short film

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Sub-genre :

Auteur documentary, Portrait, Research - Experimental

Themes :

History, Identity

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Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

16 min 40 seconds

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Audio format :

Dolby SR

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