Buffalo8 has acquired North American rights to Hector Muniente’s documentary The Ecuadorian Candidate which shot during the 2021 Ecuador election.
The Jacobin Magazine documentary follows the story of Leftist economist Andres Arauz as he bids to become the next president of Ecuador. The documentary touches on climate crisis, Indigenous politics, migration, fake news, and how the law can become weaponised. The documentary touches on the climate crisis, Indigenous politics, migration, fake news, and how the law can become weaponised.
The Ecuadorian Candidate
challenges the prevailing narratives perpetuated by the US media about Latin American left populism, offering a fresh perspective on the complex reality of the region,” said Hector, who also served as producer.Bhaskar Sunkara served as executive producer for Jacobin alongside Janek Ambros of Assembly Line Entertainment.Nikki Justice and Ella Wahlestedt of Buffalo8 negotiated the deal with filmmakers and are currently planning the release.
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