Mariano Donoso

In July 2002, an American Producer comissions director Mariano Donoso a documentary on the state of Education in San Juan, the province where he was born. On the first day of filming, a teachers’ strike begins, paralyzing classes in the whole province, and – indirectly – the film itself. Donoso consequently embarks on an odyssey (which is sometimes funny and sometimes sad), through the past and present of his homeland. Stikes, claims, Sarmiento, the earthquake, the province’s bureocracy and its relationship with Buenos Aires, and finally, the desert, await for Donoso in his venturesome journey.


  • Year 2005
  • Type Documentary
  • Director Mariano Donoso
  • Writer Mariano Donoso, Mariano Llinás, Agustín Mendilaharzu
  • Producer Mariano Llinás
  • DP Ignacio Masllorens, Agustín Mendilaharzu
  • Sound Designer Mariano Donoso
  • Film Editor Mariano Donoso