El destello
The Flicker

Gabriel Szollosy

Uruguay, Biographical/Social Issue Documentary, 2011
80 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

This is the story of Horacio, the grandchild of a slave taken from Africa to Latin America, long after the abolition of slavery. Horacio is a family man who works as a lighthouse keeper on a solitary island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Horacio was raised to serve. Some years ago, a series of unexpected events changed his life forever. His first harrowing experience was surviving a horrific boat crash. He later joined Uruguay's peacekeeping force and was sent to serve in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country of his ancestors. The journey, which began as a means of economic progress, soon became a journey to his own past and the roots of his family. El destello recently screened at É Todo Verdade and BAFICI.

Regional Premiere


Gabriel SzollosyGabriel Szollosy has been making films since 1992. His documentaries, filmed on four continents, have been presented in the most renowned international film festivals and have received numerous awards. Gabriel is a member of the training committee of the Encuentro Nacional de Documentalistas (ENDOC) and the Latin American and Caribbean Documentary Filmmakers Network. He is the co-founder of Librecine, an international production company.

Producer: Anna Jancsó
Production Companies: Librecine
Screenwriter: Gabriel Szollosy
Cinematographer: Nyika Jancsó
Editor: Fernando Epstein
Sound Design: Fabián Oliver, Pablo Benedetto
Music: Max Richter
Cast: Horacio Pereira

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El destello

Friday, April 27 - 12:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)