Panama: Once Upon a Time There was a Country Along a Canal
D: Ana De Skalon
P: SUR Films in Coprod. with Radio Bremen and ARTE
1999 · L: 53 min
Festival Premiere: Festival Internacional de Montevideo 2000
31th of December, 1999: the USA gave back the canal to Panama. By this act, a hundred years of colonial dominance came to an end. This documentary follows the history and geography of the canal, the involved political intrigues, domination and resistances. Panamese people explain their relationship with the canal. Is the nationalization of the canal really an occasion for joy and hope for the Panamese?