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Orr 1 Suzanna Orr Thomas Anderson Sunday, July 16, 2017 Pablo Escobar: Angel or Demon? For my third paper, I chose to write about the documentary film, Pablo Escobar: Angel or Demon? I have always been fascinated with him, and thought what better of an opportunity than now to get to write about him. Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was born or December 1, 1949 in Rionegro, Medellin, Columbia. Pablo was a drug lord and the leader of the extremely dangerous Medellin Cartel. He was married to Victoria Henao Vellejo, whom he had two children with, a daughter, Manuela Escobar Henao, and a son Juan Pablo Escobar Henao. After being on the run for many years, Pablo was killed by authorities on December 2, 1993 in Medellin, Columbia. His wife and children are still alive today. His son, Juan Pablo always loved his dad, but did not ever agree with the things that his father did. In 2009, Juan released a documentary film, entitled Sins of My Father . He was seeking “dialogue, forgiveness, and reconciliation” (A Look at, xpatnation.com) with this documentary. Pablo’s daughter, and his wife Maria have managed to stay out of the spotlight. Jorge Granier was the director for the documentary film, Pablo Escobar: Angel or Demon? . Not only is he a filmmaker, but he also is the CEO of Latin Everyone and the Executive Producer of the popular television show Jane the Virgin , that airs on the CW television network. Along with the titles of CEO and Executive Producer, “He is a member of the Producers Guild of America, a fellow of the Motion Picture Institute, and a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences where he has also served as a judge for the past 7 years” (Jorge Granier, imdb.com). In addition to his film Pablo Escobar: Angel or
Orr 2 Demon? being a very truthful and informational documentary, it is “the #1 grossing documentary of all time in Columbia” (Jorge Granier, imdb.com). Granier is also the “Director of RCTV International, a TV production, sales and distribution powerhouse founded in 1953 with a library of over 100 internationally acclaimed telenovelas” (Jorge Granier, imdb.com). Pablo Escobar: Angel or Demon? is a documentary film that “traces the steps of druglord Pablo Escobar with vivid eyewitness accounts that reconstruct his bloody reign in Columbia” (Pablo Escobar, allflicks.net). Jhon Jairo, also known as “Popeye”, is interviewed throughout the film. Other people are also interviewed, including Cesar Gaviria the Ex-President of Columbia and De La Oea, residents of the neighborhood that Pablo built in Medellin Columbia, and law enforcement figures, but Jhon “Popeye” Jairo is the main person interviewed. The film is narrated in Spanish, and all the people interviewed also speak Spanish. Even though I know a good bit of the language and could probably get by without help, I was thankful for the English subtitles.

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