Directed by Mexican filmmaker Carlos Bolado, Forgotten (Olvidados) will be released on September 18 in New York City and on October 2 in Los Angeles. The film examines the turbulent relationship between the U.S. government and different nations across South America.
Damian Alcazar portrays General Jose Mendieta who participated in Operation Condor, a campaign of political repression orchestrated by the CIA in Latin America. The initiative was introduced by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, under President Richard Nixon, and left a toll of more than 50,000 dead, 30,000 missing and more than 40,000 arrests in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
Forgotten, the largest film production produced in the country’s history, continues to be screened in Bolivia despite being released in July 2014. The cast includes Rafael Ferro, Carla Ortiz, Tomas Fonzi, Cristian Mercado and Ana Celentano. Carla Ortiz produced the film with a script from Elia Petridis, Carla Ortiz and Mauricio D’Avis.
The film can be seen starting September 18 at the Village East Cinema in New York and on October 2 at the Laemmle Royal in Los Angeles.