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The Fall of Fujimori

Date and Time:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Location:

  • Cook DeWitt Center - Allendale Campus

Description:

The Fall of Fujimori

The Fall of Fujimori

2005/ 1 hr 24 min

Director: Ellen Perry

President Alberto Fujimori risked everything to win Peru's war on terror, but in doing so he became an international fugitive, wanted for corruption, kidnapping and murder.

 

Synopsis

In 1990, an unknown candidate named Alberto Fujimori rode a wave of popular support to become the president of Peru. He fought an all out war on terror against the guerrilla organization Shining Path, and won. Ten years later, accused of kidnapping, murder and corruption, he fled Peru to his native Japan, where he was in exile for four years. Fujimori has remained virtually silent about the abrupt end of his controversial presidency, until now. He granted an unprecedented, in-depth interview to filmmaker Ellen Perry, who presents an intimate, chilling portrait of this enigmatic leader's rise and fall, interweaving never before seen footage from his regime with Fujimori's own words. As events unfold in his quest to return to Peruvian politics, The Fall of Fujimori offers a cautionary tale about power and corruption in the age of terrorism.

 

Documentary follows the lecture, "Socio-Political Overview of Peru after 1990" by Dr. Luis Parodi

 

For more information, or special accommodations, please contact the Area Studies office, areastudies@gvsu.edu or 331-8110.


Contact:

Prof. Leandro Robles roblesle@gvsu.edu

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