The Engineer (2013)

The Engineer
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Foreign, Documentary, Biopic
Keywords biopic, Central America, crime, disappearance, forensic, gangs, murder
Status Wrapped
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Juan Passarelli Director n/a 2 2000001
Mathew Charles Director n/a 2 2000002
Juan Passarelli Producer n/a 3 3000001
Mathew Charles Producer n/a 3 3000002
Julian Assange Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Gavin MacFadyen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Isobel Williams Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Juan Passarelli Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jose Passarelli Editor n/a 172 7000002
Synopsis
Israel Ticas is El Salvador's only criminologist. His job is to find and unearth the hundreds of missing people who have been murdered and dumped in the hills and countryside of one of the world's most dangerous countries. His forensic skills and background in systems engineering have earned him the nickname, The Engineer. Most of the bodies Ticas finds are under 18 - victims of the brutal gang war, which has engulfed the country. But the two biggest gangs (MS-13 and 18 Street) declared a controversial truce in 2012. The murder rate fell dramatically as a result, from 14 to 5 each day. The politicians have hailed this as a victory, yet as we discover, this is not the whole picture. More than a year on from the peace deal, the murder rate and number of people reported missing are on the rise once more.