A film by Tina Leisch
Documentary | AT/EL SALVADOR/CUBA | 2013 | 86 min
Produced by Witcraft Szenario and Kinoki
ROQUE DALTON – LET'S SHOOT THE NIGHT explores the social impact of literature and poetry. The works of the Salvadorian poet Roque Dalton, which oscillate between Utopia and sensuality, revolutionary conviction and lust for heresy, serve as a magnifying glass that enables us to observe contemporary events and unique local conflicts with exceptional clarity.
As playfully as Roque Daltons poetry, the film depicts a journey through both the world and three decades by connecting interviews with Roque Dalton’s family, friends and comrades, and lovers and contemporaries with touching readings of his works by students and actors, famous friends, whores and prisoners, and the offspring of the underprivileged protagonists of his works.
Directed by Tina Leisch
Concept: Tina Leisch & Erich Hackl
DOP: Gerald Kerkletz
Editor: Karina Ressler
Sound: Klaus Kellermann/Evelio Gay Salinas/Marcos Menjivar
Animation: Nick Prokesch
Producers: Ursula Wolschlager, Tina Leisch