Filmmaker Paz Encina reflects on life in Paraguay, under Alfredo Stroessner's dictatorship, which lasted from 1954–89. She discusses her first encounter with the Archivos del Terror (Archives of Terror), her return to these archives, and how they have informed her creative work.
Personal Thoughts on My Days in the Archives
Paz Encina is a Paraguayan director and screenwriter, best known for her film Hamaca paraguaya (Paraguayan Hammock, 2006), winner of the FIPRESCI Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Her more recent work includes Tristezas de la lucha (Sorrows of the Struggle, 2014–16) and Ejercicios de memoria (Memory Exercises, 2016). Paz Encina is the University of California Regents' Lecturer of 2017.
Angela Reginato is a filmmaker whose films have screened in festivals including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, IndieLisboa, Documentary Fortnight: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media, and the Guanajuato International Film Festival. She is a founding member of the Caca Colectiva film collective.
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Paz Encina, Angela Reginato; Personal Thoughts on My Days in the Archives. Film Quarterly 1 June 2017; 70 (4): 47–48. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2017.70.4.47
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