El Padre Medico
|85 min. – Documentary – 85 min., color, DCP – 2019|
Cinematographer : Rimvydas Leipus, Narvydas Naujalis
Editing director : Dominykas Kilčiauskas, Ieva Veiverytė, Anne Fabini
Producer : Paulius Juočeris
A Lithuanian doctor, priest and a war refugee Alexander Ferdinand Bendoraitis (1919-1998) resettles to the Amazonian jungle in the 1960’s and becomes a local hero: he establishes a boat- clinic network, the first jungle radio, starts the pacification of local indigenous tribes and builds the most modern hospital in Amazonia. However, as he gets involved in a brutal crime, countless fake narratives that he had created around himself begin to resurface.