DocumentaMadrid 2017

El Pacto de Adriana

(Adriana's Pact)

Lissette Orozco
96' / 2017 / Chile

When I was a little girl I had an idol: my Aunty Adriana. In 2007 she was arrested and I found out that in her youth she worked for the DINA, the secret police during the Pinochet dictatorship. Sometime later, when democracy returned, she fled the country while on trial for the murder of an important communist leader. Today my Aunty is living in a nightmare. Chilean residents in Australia are demanding her extradition and demonstrating against her.

Main Festivals & Awards

World Premiere in Berlin International Film Festival - Panorama (2017)
Interntational Film Festival Guadalajara - Special Jury Prize (2017)
Cinelatino, Toulouse - SIGNIS Award (2017)
BAFICI - Jury Special Mention (2017)

Director's Biography

Lissette Orozco was born in Santiago de Chile in 1987. She is a documentary film director and scriptwriter. Her debut film Adriana's Pact (a full-length documentary) has just been premiered at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival in the Panorama section. While still in the developmental stages, the film also won prizes at Corfo 2012 (Chile), Tribeca Film Institute 2015, Best Pitch at DocsDF 2015 (Mexico), plus many other awards. She works as producer on TVN (Channel 7) docureality show Match. She is also director's assistant for the documentaries Lemebel and Matriz.

She was also a researcher for the series
Vidas en riesgo (Lives at Risk) for Chilevisión (Channel 11). She is an advisor for the documentary project El último año (The Last Year) about a school for the deaf. She directed documentary shorts Subsuelo, Vorágine and El día ideal, all of which won awards at the National Human Rights Festival in 2014. She taught at UNIACC and Diego Portales University (Chile). She was the producer of the TVN Channel 7 docureality 4to medio. She worked as director's assistant on the documentary La Mudanza (TheMove) by Tatiana Lorca. Her other work includes being scriptwriter and director's assistant for the documentary Riu (about ancient music on Easter Island) by director Pablo Berthelón.

More information

Director:Lissette Orozco
Language: Spanish,
English and spanish subtitled
Screenplay: Lissette Orozco
Photography: Julio Zúñiga, Daniela Ibaceta, Brian Martínez
Edition: Melisa Miranda
Sound: María Ignacia Williamson
Music: Santiago Farah
Producers: Gabriela Sandoval, Carlos Nuñez
Contact: MEIKINCINE Entertainment;


Thursday 11th 19:00
Centro Cultural Alberto Snchez

Thursday 11th 22:00

Friday 12th 19:30


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