108

General Information

Author/Creator
Costa, Renate, director.
Language
Spanish.
Subtitles
English, Hungarian
Published
Spain : Andreu, Marta ; Benito, Susana, 2010.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (95 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
You won't often come across a street number 108 in Paraguay. The first blacklist of homosexuals from the days of dictator Alfred Stroessner included 108 names, and the number has remained a derogatory term up to the present day. On the list was Rodolfo, filmmaker Renate Costa's uncle, who was later found dead in his room. The death was surrounded with a great deal of secrecy in the family, and Costa’s father still seems uncomfortable about the whole affair. Rodolfo was the black sheep, the one who wanted to be a dancer rather than a blacksmith like his brothers. To find out just who her artistic uncle was, Costa visits his old friends, uncovers the notorious lists in the archives, listens to tales of persecution and torture, and attempts to reestablish contact with her father. Witnesses and clues gradually reveal Rodolfo's true identity as a persecuted gay man and the terrifying "108" homosexual blacklists that ruined lives, careers, and families.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Note
Verzio Film Festival Submission
Duration: 01:35:00

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 2767---