11 Maldita Ley y Zona libre

Raúl Ayala. 2008. Ecuador. vo Spanish. 51’

v Spanish

Twenty videos filmed secretly in several prisons in Quito, Ecuador, over a three year period. Far from simply idealising participative mechanisms, the method used in this audiovisual project ensures that the inmates' point of view remains. Whether this point of view is mediated by learning techniques on graphics, or the inmates pose before the camera like actors, they are always fully aware of the work to be done and, at the same time, of the motivations behind this project. The clandestine nature of the camera and the non-hierarchical production process created emotional bonds that, in one case, went beyond the prison and were reproduced on the outside, affecting relatives and friends.