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Gringo-Amigo   [Original Title]

Country of Origin: German Federal Republic
Year of origin: n/a
Genre: Documentary Film
Locations of shooting: Guatemala

Production company: Tele-Terra Hamburg
Screenplay: Max H. Rehbein
Director: Max H. Rehbein
Editing: Bernhard F. Bock
Director of photography: Eckhard Dorn
Sound: Klaus O. Müller

Keywords: Entwicklungshilfe, indios, Landwirtschaft, Südamerika
Portrait of Berkeley Cone who lives as an American - a gringo - in Guatemala. As a tobacco expert he tries to help the indio farmers.
Visit of two farmer families with their kids, whose school fees are payed by Berkeley.
Visit of the bank to show the farmers, that it's worth bringing the money to the bank instead of spending it for betting and drinking.
Visit of a church service. The role of the church has changed a lot under the influence of liberation theology. Today, young preachers teach non-violence, as Berkeley does. But in view of the daily injustice, the poorness, ignorance and strong machismo and the repeated attacks of the guerilla, people fear an escalation of the political situation.
Visit of a rodeo and an illegal cockfight.
Evaluation of the tobacco crop and negotiation of the price.

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Language: n/a
Sound: Sound film
Aspect: 1:1,37
Duration: 13 min

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