The Cause

Year
2019
Country
Venezuela
Duration
83’
Director
Andrés Figueredo

Everyday life in the heavily overcrowded PGV prison in Venezuela is run by the inmates themselves. The Cause sheds light on this dangerous prison from the inside, and the corrupt penitentiary system around it. Current and former prisoners give a staggering account of life in this parallel society and the search for liberation within it.

CREW
Director: Andrés Figueredo
Producer: Andrés Figueredo, Emiliana Ammirata, Arturo Hidalgo
Cinematographer: Andrés Figueredo, Julio Cesar Castro, José Cheo Ostos, Oscar Castillo
Editor: José Cheo Ostos
Sound: Andrés Belloso, Sergio Diaz
Production and Sales
Capitōlio
Director
Andrés Figueredo

Andrés Figueredo is a filmmaker and entrepreneur born in Caracas, Venezuela. He graduated from Georgetown University in Washington DC with a degree in political economy and a minor in film & media studies. Afterwards, he worked as a production coordinator on several video and advertising projects for Kingdom of ID and Brehm Lab, a joint production/post-production company in NYC. In 2014, Andrés moved back to Venezuela where he founded Capitōlio, a production company that would produce music videos, short films and the documentary project The Cause.

Selected Filmography

The Cause (2019)

DOCUSPACE ONLINE CINEMA
18 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
26 – 
March
4
April 2021
Children
DOCU/WORLD
Children
Year
2020
Country
Israel
Director
Ada Ushpiz
Duration
110’
DOCU/WORLD
Love & Stuff
DOCU/WORLD
Love & Stuff
Year
2020
Country
USA
Director
Judith Helfand
Duration
79’
DOCU/WORLD
Petit Samedi
DOCU/WORLD
Petit Samedi
Year
2020
Country
Belgium
Director
Paloma Sermon-Daï
Duration
75’
DOCU/WORLD
Once Upon a Time in Venezuela
DOCU/WORLD
Once Upon a Time in Venezuela
Year
2020
Country
Venezuela, UK, Brazil, Austria
Director
Anabel Rodríguez Ríos
Duration
99’
DOCU/WORLD
Solitaire Dance
DOCU/WORLD
Solitaire Dance
Year
2021
Country
Finland
Director
Antti Lempiäinen
Duration
58’
DOCU/WORLD
A Colombian Family
DOCU/WORLD
A Colombian Family
Year
2020
Country
Denmark
Director
Tanja Wol Sørensen
Duration
80’
DOCU/WORLD
Petit Tom
DOCU/WORLD
Petit Tom
Year
2020
Country
Canada
Director
André-Line Beauparlant
Duration
100’
DOCU/WORLD
Taming the Garden
DOCU/WORLD
Taming the Garden
Year
2021
Country
Switzerland, Germany, Georgia
Director
Salomé Jashi
Duration
90’
DOCU/WORLD
There Will Be No More Night
DOCU/WORLD
There Will Be No More Night
Year
2020
Country
France
Director
Éléonore Weber
Duration
76’
DOCU/WORLD
This Rain Will Never Stop
DOCU/WORLD
This Rain Will Never Stop
Year
2020
Country
Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, Qatar
Director
Alina Gorlova
Duration
103’
DOCU/WORLD