Don Orione is a neighbourhood in Buenos Aires where crime is part of everyday life. Toia Bonino’s documentary is about Ale, who after a short life of petty thievery, was shot by police at the age of 24, having been turned in by a friend. His story is told in voiceover by his mother whilst she makes a cake in her apartment, we never see her face, only her busy hands. Combined with testimonies from his friends, and home video footage, Bonino’s film places the viewer in a land of contradictions, challenging us to face what we would rather not see.
Dir. Toia Bonino - 65min - 2017 - Argentina
"A unique and memorable approach to documentary." - Little White Lies