Sebastián Mayayo, Ramiro Ozer Ami

Uruguay, Environmental/Social Issue Documentary, 2011
75 min, DVCPro HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


A Finnish factory. A conflict between two South American countries. A woman caught between two men. FRAYLANDIA, slang for Fray Bentos, is a small town in Uruguay close to the border of Argentina. Home to a large meat processing plant until 1984, the land was bought by the Finnish company Botnia and they made the largest ultramodern wood pulp mill in the world. While most residents welcome the arrival of a new employer, the inhabitants of Gualeguaychú, just over the border in Argentina, organize a sustained protest. They've been blocking the bridge that serves as the border between the two countries for five years. The filmmakers observe the situation on both sides of the border. The two countries have brought their conflict before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, and the film works its way toward the ultimate verdict.


North American Premiere


Ramiro Ozer AmiSebastián Mayayo was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1977. He is a graduate of ORT University and is a filmmaker, audiovisual creator, and photographer.

Ramiro Ozer Ami was born in Paysandú, Uruguay in 1972. He is a producer and director with a degree in Graphic Design from ORT University. He is also an ORT University teacher and photographer.

Producer: Sebastián Mayayo, Ramiro Ozer Ami
Production Companies: Calderita Pictures
Screenwriter: Sebastian Mayayo, Ramiro Ozer Ami
Cinematographer: Sebastian Mayayo
Editor: Damian Plandolit
Sound Design: Nicolás Almada
Music: Gabo Ferro, Nicolás Almada
Cast: Mirta Colombo, Sandra Dodera, Estela Vence, Delia Villalba, Mirta Colombo

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