Réquiem NN (2013)

Réquiem NN
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 7mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords death, disappearance, funeral, melancholy, murder, river, small town, uplifting, violence
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Juan Manuel Echavarría Director n/a 2 2000001
Ximena Sotomayor Araújo Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jaime Escallón Buraglia Producer n/a 3 3000002
Margarita De La Vega–Hurtado Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Fernando Grisalez Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Jaime Escallón Writer Treatment Writer 120782 4000001
Margarita De La Vega–Hurtado Writer Treatment Writer 120782 4000002
María Jimena Veloza Writer Treatment Writer 120782 4000003
Juan Manuel Escobar Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
María Jimena Veloza Production Manager Production Chief 305 5000002
Erika Ciendua Post-Production Coordinator n/a 120842 5000003
Omar Gutierrez Director of Photography Director Of Photography And Camera 120780 6000001
Juan Manuel Echavarría Photography Photographs Of The Tombs 120835 6000002
Fernando Grisalez Still Photographer Still Photography/Cameraman 120485 6000003
Ricardo Restrepo Camera Cameraman 120798 6000004
Jaime Escallón Camera Cameraman 120798 6000005
Alan Wild Guerrero On-Line Editor n/a 120811 7000001
Santiago Palau Editor n/a 172 7000002
Alex Sanchez Editor n/a 172 7000003
Natalia Almada Editing Editing Consultant 120901 7000004
María Claudia Garavito Executive Executive Director(Fundación Puntos De Encuentro) 120806 11000001
Ricardo Escallón Audio Postproduction And Audio Design 120810 14000001
Camilo Ortega Sound Editor n/a 229 14000002
The town of Puerto Berrío sits on a bend in Colombia's Magdalena River. For over 30 years, local townspeople have fished out the remains of victims of violence who have drifted downstream. Ordinarily, these unidentified corpses, known as NNs (No Names), would be destined for a mass grave. But for decades, local townspeople have adopted these bodies, giving them names, decorating their tombs and bringing them water, gifts and flowers. In exchange, it is believed that the living are awarded protection and special favors. Through this collective ritual, the people of Puerto Berrío say to the perpetrators of violence: In our community we don't allow your victims to disappear; we may not know who they were, but they will become a part of us.