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Nobody is normal when you get close
What has to
be Said

The Sacred

Documentary film on human rights
Produced by: Audiovisuales del Sur SRL con el apoyo del Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales.
Sponsored by: Secretaría de Derechos Humanos de la Nación.
Comisión Provincial por la Memoria.
Asociación civil TVgrafías.
Reg. Prop. Intelectual Nº 659565
Synthesis: 63 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 9 relevant Argentine directors decided to undertake a complex task, reflect the status of these rights in their country. The 9 creative short documentaries that comprise the film are a reflection of our country and its people, our idiosyncrasies, problems and aspirations. And also a way to disclose the importance of this Declaration, which means betting to its fulfilment for everybody.
Technical tab Documentary film

Digital (HDV) - 35mm.


93 min. Color

Directors Mariana Arruti
  Lucia Rey & Rodrigo Paz
  Carmen Guarini
  Andrés Habegger
  Pablo Nisenson
  Miguel Pereira
  Ulises Rosell
  Andrea Schellemberg
  Javier De Silvio

(Full-length documentary)

Written and directed by Malena Villarino
Produced by Audiovisuales del Sur in association with the Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales.
Overview: Through meticulously sensitive eyes, “Nobody is normal when you get close” brings us into a particularly complex world: That of “Oliveros”, a mental hospital in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. The documentary fans out into the life of several inpatients who have been confined there, the dark past of the house, and the deep humanitarian change which came about once its own employees started running the institution.

(35mm. color film, 82 min.) - 2006
Written and directed by Pablo Nisenson
Under the auspices of the Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales.
Overview: During a season of a year, seven young residents at a therapeutic community face a singular challenge: try to undergo a self-transformation.

All of them have to burden their history lives marked by deep conflictive familiar and social histories, drug addiction and, in some cases, by their tie to crime.

“What hast to be said” documents the difficult and sinuous process they have to carry on towards their own recovery, looking forward a different life.Shot in San Carlos de Bariloche and in Dina Huapi; in “Asumir” (Acceptance) - a rehabilitation clinic, and in “El Refugio de Jesús” (Jesus’ shelter) - a children’s home.
Screenwriter and Director Pablo Nisenson   Music Composer Roberto Navarro
Assistant Director Verónica Montero   Sound Supervisor Francisco Benincasa
Producer Andrea Elikir   Mix Supervisors Jorge Stavropulos
Javier Stavropulos
Executive Producer Isidro Miguel   Title and Optical Designer Matías Ghio
Production Manager Silvio Gressani   Production Accountant            María Fernanda Blasco
Camera Operator / Still Photographer Javier De Silvio
  Unit Publicist Denise Salvador
Camera Operator Assistants Maximiliano Curcu
Pedro Larrea
Film Editor Manuel Mingo      


(TV feature film, 82 min.,
color / B&W).- 2003

Written and directed by Pablo Nisenson

First feature-length documentary ever to be shot in B.A. penitentiaries.
Under the auspices of the Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales.

Two youngsters, serving time for burglary in Argentine penitentiaries. A woman who is taken into custody for murdering her husband - a former oppressor and torturer. A film director who decides to make these life stories into movies and, by doing so, becomes aware of how people shut themselves away in the "world of freedom".

Reality and its reflection:
Today, in the province of Buenos Aires alone, there are around 30,000 people in jail, most of whom are between 18 and 21 years old - the most vulnerable age. Boys and girls who have grown up in enclaves of increasing poverty, with conflict-ridden family backgrounds and human rights, trampled on.

The sacred cry” is the reflection of such a reality, and the first full-length documentary shot in Argentine jailhouses.

Crew:     Cast:  
Screenwriter  and Director Pablo Nisenson   Young man in custody Fabian Orozco
Executive Producer Andrea Elikir   Mother Stella Caruso y Toma
Camera Operator / Still Photographer Javier De Silvio   Young woman in custody Marisa Larrea
Camera Operator Assistants Gonzalo Gerardin
Jonathan Gutierrez
  Father Pedro Larrea
Sound Supervisor Marcelo Viñas   Sister Maira Larrea
Editor Manuel Mingo   Woman in custody Cristina Alonso
Music Composer Roberto Navarro   Director Pablo Nisenson
Penitentiary Consultant Dr. Juan Manuel Casolatti   Witnesses Dr. Elias Neuman
José Pablo Feinman

It took part in the 1st DerhumALC Festival (Film Festival on Human Rights in the Mercosur Area, November, 2003) as well as in the 25th International Film Festival in La Habana, Cuba (December 2003). Not to mention, the 3rd National Film Festival in Tandil (September 2003).