Desarme tells the tragic story of a family’s struggle to obtain justice

Ultra Docu premieres the documentary Desarme on Monday August 5

23 de julio de 2019

Olympusat presents Ultra Docu, which provides access to a collection of documentaries on Latin American topics —some of which have never before been seen in the U.S.— as well as lifestyle, technology-related films and human-interest programming from around the globe.

Ultra Docu will premiere Desarme on Monday, August 5 at 8pm. Production is provided by DOCTV Latinoamérica, Conferencia de Autoridades Cinematograficas de Iberoamerica (CACI) and Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales Argentina (INCAA).

Desarme tells the tragic story of a family’s struggle to obtain justice after their 18-year-old son is randomly gunned down while walking down a Buenos Aires street on his way to lunch with his friends.

After Alfredo Marcenac is killed and six others wounded, his parents Adrián Marcenac and Mónica Bousseyde —together with the Argentine Network for Disarmament and the association that bears Alfredo’s name— embark on a ten-year campaign against the use of firearms by civilians. The production chronicles the victories and defeats during the course of their relentless struggle to confront arms manufacturers, the Argentine judiciary and the national bureaucracy. Sadly, Alfredo’s killer was never brought to justice because the judicial system declared him mentally incompetent to stand trial.