Toulouse, March, 27th, 2017 (SIGNIS). The first production of Lissette Orozco, which explores the echoes of the Chilean dictatorship, won the SIGNIS Prize at the Cinélatino 29èmes Rencontres de Toulouse.

The jury said that this documentary shows “the corrupting power of lies”. Moreover, the film is a good example of how important cinema is, especially in this “post-truth era”.

El pacto de Adriana tells the story of Lissette’s aunt, an ex-member of the secret police of the dictator Augusto Pinochet, and whose actions were hidden from everyone, even from her family.

The film shows how complicated it is to find the truth, but that it is important in order to find peace.

The SIGNIS jury also gave a commendation to the film Jericó, el infinito vuelo de los días, from the French-Colombian Catalina Mesa. The film explores the beauty of the everyday life of a small community in the Antioquía, in deepest Colombia.

With a rich palette of characters and colours, this moving documentary shows the lives of Jericó’s women, their passions, their dreams and their hopes.

The SIGNIS Jury also awarded the Peruvian short film Aya (Alma, in quechua), from Francesca Canepa Sarmiento, a moving story of a child looking to complete the last desire of his mother. 

The members of the jury were: Dominique Gerbaud (President), Claude Augier and Edgar Rubio.​