In 1995, Jack Cochran directed and shot this video adaptation of an autobiographical one act play written and performed by Hector Aristizabal. In 1982, Hector and his brother were abducted from their home in Columbia by the U.S. supported military, and for a week they endured physical and psychological torture. While Hector was released after his ordeal, his brother was disappeared. Hector escaped poverty to became a counseling psychologist, as well as an actor and a writer, but was eventually forced to emigrate to the U.S. to escape threats of violence in his own country. Years later, Hector was allowed to collect his brother's remains. As a result, Hector has had to contend with "the terrorist within." Jack's stark, almost monochromatic cinematography amplifies Hector's performance and the play's already powerful story.
"Viento Nocturno" was funded by grants to Valkyrie Theater of Dance, Drama and Film, and was screened at a number of film festivals. Hector continues to perform the one act play, and some of his performances are available as videos posted to YouTube. If you are interested in seeing "Viento Nocturno" in its entirely, please contact Jack at email@example.com. Please be aware that, while the new trailer was edited in HD, "Viento Nocturno" was shot in standard definition, and looks better on smaller screens.