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The Devil Operation

Stephanie Boyd / Peru - Canada / 2010 / 69 ' / Spanish - English - Quechua / S.T. English

Credits

Fabricio Deza Iturri
José Balado
Omar Garaycochea
Stephanie Boyd, Ernesto Cabellos, Ricardo Cabellos, Fabricio Deza Iturri & Miguel Araoz Cartagena
Asociación Quisca
Art Director: Miguel Araoz Cartagena

Awards & Festivals

Official Selection, HotDocs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2010
Official Selection, F35tival International del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de Habana, 2010
Official Selection, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2010
Winner, International Human Rights Film Award, Cinema for Peace 2011
Special Mention, Best Canadian Film, RIDM Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, 2010
Official Selection, EBS International Documentary Festival, Seoul, 2010
Official Selection, Oaxaca International Independent Film and Video Festival, 2010

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For the past two decades, Father Marco has defended farming communities against the Yanacocha mine's abuses, earning him the nickname 'The Devil'.

Synopsis

Father Marco, a humble priest from the mountains of Peru, is being followed. A private security firm is filming and photographing the priest's every move; their meticulous reports are code-named "The Devil Operation".

Marco's allies are murdered and tortured, but he and his disciples refuse to be victims. They turn their cameras on the spies and develop a counter-espionage plan that leads to South America's largest gold mine, owned by the Newmont Mining Corporation of Colorado.

For the past two decades, Father Marco has defended farming communities against the Yanacocha mine's abuses, earning him the nickname 'The Devil'. Peru is one of the world's top gold producers and the state has ceded power to transnational corporations who guard their territory like outlaws in the Wild West.

Film-maker Stephanie Boyd has spent 10 years documenting the farmer's struggle and became caught up in this real-life political thriller.

 

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