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Cristiano, a poor cocaine farmer living in a jungle region ruled by the FARC guerilla, is given an ill baby boy by the guerilla fighters, who tell him to cure and take care of the infant. When he tries to take the baby to the doctor, Cristiano is threatened by other guerilla members and is forced to flee with his family. Doctors heal the child, though they believe him to be abused and take him away from Cristiano. Two years later, after Cristiano and his family have made a new life for themselves, he is once again sought out by the guerilla. The baby boy previously in his care was involved in an exchange of hostages, a situation of great political importance generating international media coverage. The guerilla leader gives Cristiano three days to find the boy, or his family will be killed. Operation E is based on the true story of Operation Emmanuel, the hostage negotiations that led to the release of Colombian politician Clara Rojas and her son Emmanuel, born into captivity. Told from the perspective of the farmer given care of the baby, Operation E shows an unusual view of the Colombian guerilla war, far from the angle generally told by journalists and politicians. -Gathr
Due to issues with delivery of the film, next week’s screening of OPERATION E (at the Maple Theater in Bloomfield Hills) has been swapped with JOSÉ AND PILAR.
We apologize for the inconvenience to those who entered our contest for Operation E, but your entries will still apply to the new selection. Go here for movie info.
Our friends at Gathr Films have provided Film Obsession with 5 pairs of passes to see
Operation E José and Pilar at the Maple Theater in Bloomfield Hills, September 24 at 7:30pm. Experience this fantastic membership-driven Preview Series for yourself! For additional information regarding location, date and time of this screening, visit our Detroit Movie Screening Calendar.