A Story about Prohibition

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Film Synopsis

"On October 3rd, 2016, Eric Sepulveda is arrested in the province of Cordoba, Argentina, for possession of cannabis oil. He is transferred from the police department to a maximum-security prison. He could be sentenced up to fifteen years of prison

In Buenos Aires, the journalist Martin Armada gets involved with the case. Why were drugs forbidden in Argentina? What is happening in countries that have chosen an alternative model, such as Uruguay?

A story about Prohibition is a personal story and a journey through the milestones of war on drugs in Argentina."

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Title: A Story about Prohibition

Length: 1h 7 min

Genre: Documentary

Country of Origin: Argentina

Completion Date: 2020

Directors: Martin Rieznik & Juan Manuel Suppa Altman

Writers: Martin Rieznik & Juan Manuel Suppa Altman



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About the Director, Martin Rieznik

Graduated in filmmaking from Universidad del Cine in Argentina (FUC)
Awarded by the "One Minute Film Festival, Aarau Switzerland 08” in 2008 for the short film “DA2”. In 2010 he wrote and directed “Portuñol”,35mm short film produced by Universidad del Cine (FUC).

From 2012 to 2014 he directed the AV production for the theatre piece “La mano que tacha”, winner of the scholarship on encouragement of cultural activities granted by Fondo Nacional de las Artes (FNA)

In 2017 his first feature film “Selva” coproduced by Universidad del Cine (FUC), was premiered on April 22nd, at Indie Grits Festival in Columbia, EEUU. And in September of that year was part of the official programming of the High Coast International Film Festival in Sweden.