Silo: Sage of the Andes
In May of 1969 a young man descended from the simple stone hut he had built high on a windswept ledge in the mountains. He came with a message. Argentina was in the midst of a “dirty war” of disappearance and torture. In that distant corner of the Earth an unholy alliance of church and military dictatorship did their best to silence this young man. They failed. He spoke to a few hundred souls who had braved the cold of these forbidding heights and the armed soldiers intent on keeping order. His enemies mockingly denounced him as a guru, or a false messiah. He called himself a thinker or a writer. And he wrote everything from philosophical essays to novels. And today high in the Andes you’ll hear his message.
Directed & Written by
Executive Producer, VisionTV
Director of Photography
Title Design & Poster
Dan Johnston, Imarion Inc.
Jakob Thiesen, Kitchen Sync
Ian Rodness, Kitchen Sync
Tango Media Group
Richard Hanet, Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP
Richard Warburton, Kay & Warburton
Jones Brown Inc.
Stock Footage/Archival Visua
The Community for Human Development
The Pangea Foundation
With Special Thanks To
All my friends, colleagues, and coetaneans inspired by Silo who have participated in,
and contributed to, the making of this documentary.
Produced in association with VisionTV with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credits and the Ontario film & Television Tax Credits.
Worldfest Houston (Special Jury)
Non Violence International Film Festival (Excellence and Spirit of Non Violence Award)