The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park


Original Title: La balada del Oppenheimer Park
Direction: Juan Manuel Sepúlveda
Production: Juan Manuel Sepúlveda, Elsa Reyes, Isidore Bethel
Photography: Juan Manuel Sepúlveda
Edition: Isidore Bethel, León Felipe González, Juan Manuel Sepúlveda
Country: Mexico
Year: 2016
Duration: 76′
Language: English
Valencian Premiere


The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park shows how Harley Prosper, Janet Brown and Bear Raweater, a group of exiled natives of the Canadian Reserves, gather around every day to drink in a park in Vancouver Downtown. Using their ordinary life and their long oppression story, the director captures how they transform the daily alcohol drinking ritual in a challenging celebration.


Friday 12 | 21:00 | Docs a la Plaça
Thuesday 16 | 17:00 | Octubre CCC

Juan Manuel Sepulveda BNJuan Manuel Sepúlveda (Mexico, 1980) graduated from CUEC and from the University Simon Fraser in Canada. In 2006 he received the Ariel Award for the Best Short Film and an Honorific Mention of the José Rovirosa Award for Bajo la tierra. In 2011 he was awarded with the Jury Prize at Cinéma du Réel for his short film Extraño rumor de la tierra cuando se abre un surco. Since 2008 he directs the producing company Fragua Cine.

  • La balada de Oppenheimer Park (2015)
  • Extraño rumor de la tierra cuando se abre un surco (2011)
  • Lecciones para una guerra (2011)
  • La frontera infinita (2007)
  • Bajo la tierra (2005)
  • Festival de Málaga Cine Español. Best Documentary (2017)
  • DocsMX. Jury Especial Mention (2016)
  • Festival Internacional de Cartagena de Indias
  • Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara
  • Cinéma du Réel
  • DOXA
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