Responsabilidad empresarial

Corporate Accountability
Over the last 15 years, the bloody military regime that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983 has been referred to as a "civic-military dictatorship" due to the heavy involvement of civil sectors in its operations. Those linked to big factories and companies were the main beneficiaries of the economic policies of the period. These companies actively contributed to the repression of workers and union delegates and even to the tragic count of the 30,000 "desaparecidos".
Jonathan Perel's documentary is as precise as possible about this complicity with death and terror. His method is disarmingly simple, but also clear, powerful and conclusive. The film is structured as a series of steady, handheld long shots recorded from inside a car parked in front of these companies all over Argentina today, most of them still active. On the soundtrack, we hear the voice of Perel himself casually reading out excerpts from a book never printed: the 25 case studies which make up the report by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights demonstrating corporate accountability in the repression of workers. His gaze is akin to that of private detective determined to prevent these companies from eluding justice.
by Jonathan Perel Argentina 2020 Spanish 68’ Colour Documentary form


Director Jonathan Perel
Cinematography Jonathan Perel
Editing Jonathan Perel
Sound Design Francisco Polosecki
Sound Jonathan Perel
Producer Jonathan Perel
Executive Producer Jonathan Perel

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Jonathan Perel

Jonathan Perel

Born in 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He holds a degree in art and works as an artist, filmmaker and producer. His film Responsabilidad empresarial was screened at the 2020 Berlinale Forum.


2008 5 (cinco) (5 (five)); 10 min. 2010 El predio (The Lot); 58 min. 2011 Los murales (The Murals); 12 min. 2012 17 monumentos (17 Monuments); 60 min. 2013 Tabula rasa; 42 min. 2014 Las aguas del olvido (The Waters of Oblivion); 9 min. 2015 Toponimia (Toponymy); 82 min. 2016 5-T-2 Ushuaia; 4 min. 2020 Responsabilidad empresarial (Corporate Accountability); 68 min. 2022 Camuflaje (Camouflage); 93 min.

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022