44 Days, short film from Alex Lodge

44 Days


'44 Days' is a documentary film about Sergio Carlos Requena Rueda, a Chilean political refugee who survived the 1975 Coup D'état rebellion against the dictator President Augusto Pinochet. 44 Days looks into Sergio's capture and ventures in depth into Sergio's treatment and torture. Sergio shares his stories of his time in Villa Grimaldi the main concentration camp he was held in, as well as his time in many torture cells. Sergio's dramatic story pushes his and our faith in humanity to the maximum, yet the man we meet is still full of positivity and has high hopes for our world.

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About the film


03 Minutes

Year of release



United Kingdom



Selected by

The Film Network

Showcasing new British filmmaking