Film Screening & Panel Discussion: PIZARRO


Monday, March 27, 2017, 5:00pm to 8:00pm


CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, S-010, 1730 Cambridge St.

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University and the Latinx Student Association from the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) at MIT, present the award-winning documentary PIZARRO, the tragic story of Colombia´s first peace process.

Following the screening, there will be a conversation and Q&A with the film director Simón Hernández, and Helena Alviar, Former Dean, Law School at the University of Los Andes; Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, Harvard University.

After 10 years in exile, María Pizarro realizes that no matter how far she runs, she cannot escape her father’s past. Twenty years later she goes back to Colombia with the hopes of reconstructing her father’s memory. Carlos Pizarro was an iconic figure of his time, he was the first guerrilla commander in Latin American history to sign peace with his government. After 45 days of peace, he was mysteriously murdered. Through her personal journey, she tries to understand the events that led him to his death.

- Best Film, Festival Iberoamericano de Cine de Huelva, Spain 2016 
- Best Colombian Documentary, India Catalina Awards, FICCI, Colombia 2016 
- Best Latin American Documentary, TAL Awards, Latin American Public Televisions, Uruguay 2016
- Special Jury Mention, International Documentary Festival, FIDBA, Argentina 2016

Simón Hernández Estrada is a documentary and music video director and editor born in Bogotá, with a Masters degree in Creative Documentary from the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona. His last documentary, “Drassanes Spirits,” won the AVID award in Documenta Madrid 2010, and was in 15 festivals worldwide. He is the music video director for the Colombian band Bomba Estereo. He’s worked as an editor on films such as “I Will be Murdered” (BBC Storyville), Jose María Aznar’s “Unfinished Business” (TV3/TVE), “Convict the Judge” (TV3/TVE), “Last White Man” (BBC/ITVS) and “Life from Others” (TV3/TVE).