Upian presents Alma - A Tale of Violence

A webdocumentary by
Miquel Dewever-Plana & Isabelle Fougère

For 5 years Alma has been a member of
one of Guatemala's most brutal gangs,
a country today ravaged by an unnamed war.
She tells her confession face to face.

Alma’s testimony is unique. The young woman’s words open onto images of her memories, of daily life in Guatemala, and of gang subculture.


Violence in Guatemala: Background events

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The documentary film

Watch the film on Arte at midnight on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

The red thread of Alma’s life is woven into this film about her journey from childhood to membership in a street gang, with her secret confession at its heart. She gives us the unvarnished truth about violence. Swaying from empathy to wariness, we gradually discover Alma’s story.

A documentary by Miquel Dewever-Plana
& Isabelle Fougère, directed by Ruben Korenfeld
(France, 2012, 56mn) - VOD


Discover L’autre guerre, a book
of photographs and personal accounts,
and Alma, a literary narrative blending fact and fiction.

Two books by Miquel Dewever-Plana & Isabelle Fougère

Publishers: Éditions Le Bec en l’Air/ Blume.

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