Passport Media, a modest size independent production company, is raising funds for a documentary on events taking place during the war in Nicaragua in the 1980's.
It is based on released and declassified files by the CIA (Central Intelligent Agency) as well as personal narrative from those who were based in the Central American state at the time.
The documentary will bring to light a story, from behind the headlines, a glimpse into the reality of the war, a story of what ordinary people had to live with unbeknownst to the rest of the world.
"Zone 5" will in its narrative cover about one week, it will be traditional in style with an
observational feel, a combination of film library footage,
interviews, design in 3D & 2D, and HD video shot be producers.
This film project compares the statistics and the numbers exposed in the released documents, to the reality on the ground, in the war zones and among the locals who suffered the consequences in the moment. The evidence of a close relationship between the Contras and the CIA are considered overwhelming. Thus, the documents are reliable. However, the stories are many that remain largely untold about the people and their daily struggle during the war at that time.
This film is therefore a historical account. “Zone 5” will focus on a limited area in the midst of Nicaragua, that is zone 5, near Jinotega in the region of Matagalpa during the 3 rd quarter of 1988. A period the terrorist methods became all too well known by the locals.
Funding for independent documentaries is hard to come by, your support is crucial to get going and tell the story in a documentary-film, a medium that travels well to bring to light untold stories to the general public. Screenings at film festivals and via streaming services will be available for a completed film.
The documentary will by approx 50 min, but the more we raise the more we can film and document. The funding is a top-up finance towards the company's contribution.
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