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The Years of Fierro (Los Años De Fierro) (2014) 100 mins – César Fierro langusihed on death row in a Texas prison for over forty years for a murder that evidence shows he did not commit. One of the most painful consequences of César's incarceration is the effect that the injustice and separation has had on his younger brother, Sergio, demonstrating how this miscarriage of justice resonates beyond one wrongfully imprisoned man. The Years of Fierro is a compassionate portrayal of César Fierro and the psychological hardship that he endured while awaiting his final day. Directed by Santiago Esteinou.


Santiago Esteinou studied Film Direction in Mexico’s Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. Later, he received a Fulbright Scholarship and, thanks to this, he completed a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Media Arts at Temple University. Returning to Mexico, he produced and directed "The Years of Fierro". This documentary was an Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival and was invited to more than 30 other festivals, receiving the Audience Award at the Santiago International Documentary Festival in Chile, the Best Documentary and Best Director Award at the Costa Rica International Film Festival and a nomination for the Mexican Academy Award (Ariel) for Best Feature Length Documentary. Currently, Santiago is pursuing a post-graduate degree in Human Rights and Democracy at the Latin-American Faculty of Social Sciences and is working on two new documentary films.


Mexican Academy Award Nomination for Best Feature Documentary (Ariel),
Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival
People’s Award, FIDOCS
Best Documentary Award, CRFIC
Best Director Award, CRFIC
Best Documentary Award, FMDI
Special Mention of the Jury, DOCSDF
Special Mention of the Jury, FICDH
Black Movie Film Festival
CINELATINO - Rencontres de Toulouse
Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay
Muestra de Cine Documental Mexicano en Madrid
Festival Internacional de Cine de los Derechos Humanos – Pukañawi
Marfici, Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Mar del Plata
Festival Internacional y Mercado del cine Documental de Guía de Isora
Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece
Guadalajara International Film Festival, Guadalajara, Mexico
Morelia International Film Festival, Morelia, México
International Documentary Festival of Santiago (FIDOCS), Santiago, Chile
Lima Film Festival, Lima, Peru
Havana Film Festival, Havana, Cuba
International Film Festival WATCH DOCS “Human Rights in Film”, Warsaw, Poland
Toulouse Latin American Film Festival, Toulouse, France
Costa Rica International Film Festival “Pace with Earth” (CRFIC), San Jose, Costa Rica
Festival of the Memory Ibero-American Documentary (FMDI), Cuernavaca, Mexico
Brasilia International Film Festival, Brasilia, Brazil
Mexico City International Documentary Film Festival (DOCSDF), Mexico City, Mexico
Morelia International Film Festival


Catalog # EPF16007 ● ISBN: 978-1-930545-00-7 ● NTSC

100 Minutes ● Copyright 2014 ● Spanish, English, English Subtitles