Produced at the University of Chile by Luiz Alberto Sanz, exiled in the country, and Pedro Chaskel, 'No Time for Tears' presents the testimony of six Brazilian revolutionaries in exile who were part of the notorious group of 70 prisoners released in exchange for the Swiss ambassador Giovanni Bucher, kidnapped by the VPR in 1970. The painful stories, with detailed descriptions of tortures endured and still visible on their bodies, is backed by the documentary’s sober tone, which serves as an important document of the violence committed by State forces during Brazil’s military dictatorship.
Luiz Sanz, Pedro Chaskel Luiz Alberto Sanz is Brazilian and has made films in Chile, Sweden, and Brazil, including ‘No Es Hora De Llorar' (1971), ‘När Stunden Är Inne’ (1978), ‘Kommunicerande Kärl' (1982) and the script for ‘Soldado de Deus’ (2003). Brazil’s Military Dictatorship banned him from Brazil, along with those interviewed in ‘No Es Hora De Llorar’ and another 64 political prisoners. He is a retired professor from UFF, journalist, and independent researcher.