A production of Villa del Cine directed by Roman Chalbaud

Venezuela, mid of 19th century. Polarization between Liberals and Conservatives marked the political agenda. Colonial society inequities kept farmers and slaves under oligarchy’s yoke. Ezequiel Zamora, moved by deep freedom ideals, leads a battle trying to end with social inequities and to distribute lands fairly.

ZAMORA, FREE LANDS AND MEN, is a movie about a man that some tried to erase from history.

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> Ezequiel Zamora comes to the big screen

The film has Roman Chalbaud direction and script by Luis Britto García, and chronicles the life of Ezequiel Zamora, a man who fought for the dignity and the emancipation of oppressed peoples in the mid-nineteenth century.

The film Zamora arrived at Venezuelan cinema screens next octubre 2th, thanks to the management of the Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Cultura, through the Platform for Film and Audiovisual, produced by Villa del Cine, and distributed by Amazonia Films.

Directed by Roman Chalbaud, and written by noted historian Luis Britto García, Zamora is the first historical film that expose the events occurred in the middle half of the XIX century, in 128 minutes presents a portrait of life, the vehemence, the sensitivity and character of the most important popular leader of that century.

With performances by Alexander Solórzano, Daniela Alvarado, Dilia Waikkarán, Julio César Mármol, Dimas González, Asdrúbal Meléndez, and other no less important actors, and the masterful Francisco Cabrujas music, played by Orquesta Sinfónica de Lara under the direction of Tarcisio Barreto, Zamora becomes a super production in addition to the new generation of films made in Venezuela. In this sense, these movie exalts our history and the spirit of freedom of a man who through his courage inspired many in the struggle for the slavery abolition and the dignity of peoples.

Román Chalbaud, prolific

Renowned playwright, and director of theater, film and television, born in Mérida, Edo. Mérida. All his life has made works with imagination, emotion and social sensitivity. He began his film career in the early 50s, as assistant director of the Mexican filmmaker Víctor Urruchúa. His first feature "Cain Adolescente" (1959) was an adaptation of his first play and has since directed more than twenty feature films among which "El Pez que Fuma" (1977), "Carmen which had sixteen years "(1978)," Crab "I and II (1982 and 1984)," The Black Sheep "(1989)," Pandemonium "(1997) and" The Caracazo "(2005), to name a few.

His prolific work expresses the reflection of Venezuelan society, related to the place and time where it builds, with the suburbs and the city of Caracas, with the development of democracy in Venezuela, until its decline and the emerge of participatory democracy, the benefit of the country's cultural development.

Currently presented his latest film Zamora, produced by Fundación Villa del Cine is a visual proposal that seeks to rescue the history of Ezequiel Zamora, leader of the Federal War, which occurred in Venezuela during the XIX.

Edward Vera
Amazonia Films Press
2009-09-14