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Devils Don't Dream!

Devils Don't Dream!

Devils Don't Dream!

1995 / 90min / DCP

DIRECTOR: ANDREAS HOESSLI

The making and quite literal denuding of a revolutionary hero plays out in this documentary political drama, which traces the rise and fall of Jacobo Arbenz, the young Guatemalan son of Swiss immigrants, who became President after helping to lead a 1944 uprising against the country’s military dictatorship, only to be publicly humiliated and pushed into exile ten years later. Through the fate of one man, the story of a country—and the revelation of a shameful episode in the history of American foreign policy.

Screening in the series Icarus Films at 40.