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My Macondo - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB519890
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Ben Woolford
Directors:  Dan Weldon
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Tall Stories Production
Subject:  Consumer Studies, Documentary, Global Studies, History, Literature, Media Literacy, Politics, Social Issues
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1990
Running Time:  101:07
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Inspired by the people and landscape of Colombia's Banana Zone, Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez created the Buendia family and the village of Macondo, placing them at the centre of his acclaimed novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude. Among the events described in Marquez' novel is the 1928 Banana Strike and the subsequent murder of 3 000 banana workers by the Colombian Army. My Macondo sets out in search of Marquez' legendary village and the truth behind that incident. Is the fictional village of Macondo a real place with a real history? Did the slaughter of the strikers actually take place? In trying to answer these questions, My Macondo explores the nature of history and myth, and poses questions about fiction and truth.

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