The Veteran of Tinian

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The Veteran of Tinian is an essay film that unfurls the origins of an extraordinary legend: an American priest who lived for many years in a remote coastal village in Southern Chile was responsible for dropping the atomic bomb on Japan. An absorbing study of this little-known, yet remarkable story, the film explores the reasons that led this veteran to become a missionary, the flow of History, and how people and stories transform.


Original title
El veterano de Tinian
Jerónimo Rodríguez

Director’s biography

Jerónimo Rodríguez

Jeronimo Rodriguez is a Chilean filmmaker based in New York and Santiago. He directed the essay film ‘The Monument Hunter’ (FID Marseille International Competition 2015, Special Jury Prize at FICCI 2016). He also co-wrote Alejandro Fernande...z Almendras’ feature ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (Sundance Film Festival World Dramatic Competition and Berlin Film Festival 2016). He co-produced Matias Piñeiro’s ‘The Princess of France’ (Locarno Film Festival International Competition 2014). Last year, he co-curated ‘Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies’, a film series presented by the Guggenheim Museum and Cinema Tropical. He also programmed Flaherty NYC Spring 2013, a non-fiction film series organised by The Robert Flaherty Seminar. Filmmaker Magazine recently named Rodriguez among the 25 New Faces of Independent Film.

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Funding, Labs and Workshops

Roberto Guerra Award for Reasearch