Sins of My Father – HBO (TRAILER)



Arko Vision is the Colombian production company of the documentary film SINS OF MY FATHER. This is one of the leading Latin American film projects. The most important documentary ever made about Pablo Escobar, and has an important message of peace and reconciliation.

Escobar’s only son, Sebastian Marroquin, working with a project of this nature and share their personal files (photos, videos and recordings). Children of Escobar’s most prominent victims, Luis Carlos Galan and Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, also agree not only to participate in the project, but also agreed to meet in person in a historical event with the son who ordered the murders of his parents.

In January 2008, the project was presented at the Berlinale. Through them the project was presented to channel ZDF / Arte, the French – German cultural channel. Arte pre-bought the TV rights of France and Germany. Thanks to this joined the executive producers Alan Hayling (“The Shock Doctrine ‘,” The Yes Men Fix the World “) and Hans Robert Eisenhauer (Award winning producer Academy ” Taxi to the Dark Side “). Together with them, we took the project to Hot Docs / Toronto Film Forum, where we add Channel 4 (United Kingdom). Shortly after we completed a significant portion of the financing of the film with pre-sales to Discovery Channel (Latin America), RCN (Colombia) and YLE (Finland), plus a grant from IDFA Jan Vrijman Fund.

We are proud to have two songs composed and performed by Manu Chao-one of which is unpublished, and one by Tom Waits. The original music was composed by Argentine Grammy Award winner, Diego “Didi” Gutman. “Sins of My Father” was narrated by the colombian actor Jorge Enrique Abello (“Ugly Betty”) and we have the participation of Susan Jacobs as music supervisor (Happiness and Little Miss Sunshine).

The project was sold to HBO for the entire territory of United States and for Canal + in Spain. It premiered in theaters in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Spain, Brazil and Colombia. He has been selected at the Festival de Cine de Mar del Plata, IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Festival of Guadalajara, Docs Barcelona, Biarritz France, Munich Germany, Montevideo Uruguay, Biograph Italy, Geneve Switzerland, Norway DokHelsinski, PlanetDok Poland, New York Latino USA, Documentary Edge New Zealand, Edmonton Canada, Hot Docs Toronto, Sydney Australia Latino, Dominican Global, New Hamphsire USA Film Festival and was released by the SUNDANCE Film Festival where it was part of the official selection of the top 12 projects from 2009 to 2010. Sundance Film Festival is the most important film festival in the world of independent film.

Sins of My Father has been filmed for more than three years in Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina and USA. Cinecolombia distribute the film to theaters
in Colombia. The film is produced by the colombian producer and director Arie Kowler, founder of Arko Vision.

It is also the first time a Spanish-language film has this international repercussions. The premiere of SINS OF MY FATHER has been published, including numerous mention in RCN, by leading world media such as Time, Newsweek, New York Times, Washington Post, Variety (USA), BBC, the Guardian, CNN, The Angeles Times, The Independent (United Kingdom), Paris Match, La Stampa (Italy), El País (Spain), Hollywood Reporter, among many others.

Sins of My Father Awards:

Emmy Award Nomination (Best Music), Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS, USA)

Silver Condor Nomination (Best Doc) Film Critics Association of Argentina (ACCA)

Macondo Award Nomination (Best Film), Colombian Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (ACCAC, Colombia)

Telly Award (2)-Best Doc and Best Used of Animation,

Indie Film Fest-Best Doc,

Accolade Award (2)-Best Doc and Best Director

Davey Award 2011 – Best Doc,

Chicago Latino Film Fest (Audience Award)

Miami Film Festival. Best Doc and Audience Award.

Havana Cuba. Best Doc

EDOC Ecuador. Audience Award.

Latin Beats Tokyo. Audience Award.

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