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Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez
A film by Justin Webster
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How did a boy from a tiny town on the Caribbean coast become a writer who won the hearts of millions? How did he change our perception of reality with his work?

The answers lie in the incredible story of Gabriel García Márquez, the 1982 Nobel Prize winner in Literature.

A law-school dropout and political journalist who grew up in the poverty and violence of northern Colombia, Gabriel García Márquez became the writer of globally celebrated, critically-acclaimed books including Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Known as "Gabo" to all of Latin America, Gabriel García Márquez's sensual, "magical" sensibility leds him to the forefront of the political struggles of the 1970s and 1980s—including a pivotal and previously unknown role in negotiations between Cuban leader Fidel Castro and American President Bill Clinton—and into the hearts of readers across the world.

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In addition to Clinton himself, the documentary GABO: THE CREATION OF GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ includes former Colombian president César Gaviria along with writers Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza; journalists Enrique Santos, María Jimena Duzán and Xavi Ayén; New Yorker correspondent and author Jon Lee Anderson; biographer Gerald Martin; literary agent Carmen Balcells; and siblings Aída and Jaime García Márquez in its thoughtful and personal study of the writer's life and legacy.

"This biography of García Márquez has the narrative tension of an investigation."El Espectador

"Explores the ways in which the creative imagination can transform the raw material of life-time, memory, history, even the stone and soil of the earth itself-into illuminating works of art."The Boston Globe

"Webster has amassed an impressive collection of voices for his investigation into the life of the man behind the Nobel Prize-winning myth.Remezcla

Recounts the life of the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude from birth in the humble village of Aracataca, in northern Colombia, through his passion for writing, family life, time in the political battles the 1970s and 1980s, and crowning as winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature."El Siglo de Torreón

Best Documentary, 2016 Chicago Latino Film Festival
2015 American Film Institute (AFI) Latin American Film Festival
2015 Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival
2015 Lima International Film Festival
2015 Docs DF Film Festival of Mexico City
2015 Kosmopolis Barcelona Film Festival
2015 New York Colombian Film Festival
2016 Chicago Latino Film Festival
  

90 minutes / color
Spanish
Closed Captioned
Release: 2015
Copyright: 2015
DVD Sale: $29.98

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Subject areas:
Biographies, Communications, Colombia, History (World), Latin America, Latin American Studies, Literature, Politics

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