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The Dictator

David Lamelas
1978
15 mins Colour Sound Video
Co-directed by Hildegarde Duane.

The Dictator

David Lamelas adopts the persona of Colonel Riccardo Garcia Perez, 'dictator, poet, revolutionary' and overthrown president of the fictional Latin American island of St Ana. Here he answers probing questions from Barbara Lopez (Hildegarde Duane) for the television news programme Newsmakers. These concern his treatment of 'subversives' on St Ana, his plans to return to the island and the mysterious circumstances surrounding the 'tragic accidents' leading to the deaths of his three wives. LR.

Cast/Script: Hildegarde Duane, David Lamelas
Camera; Nickolas Blake, William Leavitt
Produced by Long Beach Museum of Art. Long Beach.

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