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Each year there are more than 1,000 Electroconvulsive Therapy sessions carried out in hospitals throughout Chile. This is a treatment given to people all around the world, with one of the most common side effects being memory loss, oftentimes severe and permanent.

With Corrupted I want to show this reality through Andrea, a character composed of different testimonies from individuals who contributed to the construction
of the story, in order to tell the story of this invisible pain that is very present in our current society in Chile and other countries around the world.

Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Born in Santiago de Chile, Juan Cifuentes Mera is a filmmaker graduated from Universidad Católica de Chile. In 2020 he premiered “The Eyes of the Toad” (documentary), winner of best short film at FECICH 12 and winner of the Juan Downey Contest at the 15 Santiago Biennial of Media Arts. His second short film, "Behind Closed Doors" (fiction), co-directed with Javiera Cordero, premiered at the Lebu Film Festival in 2022. His latest short film, "Corrupted" (Hybrid) premiered at Hot Docs 2022. more...

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