Den Andra Stranden (1993)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Social Issues  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Sweden  |  
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Almost twenty years ago, filmmaker Mikael Wistrom encountered a desperately poor family living in a garbage dump in Peru, and wrote a book about his experience. Now, he wants to go back to film them in the present, and discover what has become of them. Of equal importance to him, however, is how he will appear on film, and how he should approach the task of telling his story so that he won't come across as crass or unfeeling (apparently he has done little in all the intervening years to help the family). A good deal of the documentary concerns the filmmaker's meditations along these lines.

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family, garbage-heap, Peru, poverty