The Years of Fierro tells the story of Cesar Fierro, the oldest Mexican prisoner on death row in the United States. The documentary shot in 2014, examines the case and profiles Cesar and his brother Santiago. This documentary is a reflection on justice, imprisonment and brotherly love, through the eyes of the two brothers.
Directed by Santiago Esteinou, The Years of Fierro premiered at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival and shown at film festivals throughout the world. It won an Ariel Award, the equivalent of the Mexican Academy Award, for Best Feature Length Documentary. The The Years of Fierro also won the following awards.
People’s Award, - The Santiago International Documentary Film Festival
Best Documentary Award - Costa Rico International Film Festival
Best Director Award - Costa Rico International Film Festival
Best Documentary Award - Festival of the Memory Ibero-American Documentary
Special Mention of the Jury - Mexico City International Documentary Film Festival
Special Mention of the Jury - International Film Festival on Human Rights
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You can screen the documentary at your school or library via Kanopy, Hoopla or Overdrive. To download the free study guide or find additional information, go the to EPF Media website.