Where the flag goes

When the Guatemalan government was overthrown by the mercenary "Liberation Army" back in 1954, only a group of young cadets stood in arms to defend their country. Most of them were 15 years old. A David and Goliath story.

  • Fernando de la Rosa
  • Fernando de la Rosa
  • Casa Comal
    Las Cruces, La Bodega, La Casa de Enfrente, Donde Nace el Sol
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    A donde va la bandera
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    26 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 11, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
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    Digital HD
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Director Biography - Fernando de la Rosa

Fernando de la Rosa is filmmaker born and raised in Guatemala in 1982. Studied Engineering and Gastronomy but his real passion is Film. He studies Film in Guatemala City in "Escuela de Cine y TV Casa Comal". He has worked in many student projects like short films and short documentaries as an editor, first AD, writer and producer. His real passion is directing. His debut came with the documentary "A donde va la bandera", which he filmed during 2016. His next project is long feature in which he wrote the script.

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Director Statement

My passion is film, a dedicated cinephile. I like to tell stories of my own background, stories that identify us a culture in Guatemala. Our country has a violent history and as a society we have many issues to deal in order to heal our troubled background and I believe that film is an art form that can help us get there. The best stories will always come from places that have dealt with many conflicts and Guatemala is gold mine for these kind of stories.