We are really excited to announce a premiere event – El Tren de los Sueños (The Train of Dreams) - in Quito, Ecuador on January 26, 2011!
It’s an animated musical short film based on a letter written by General Eloy Alfaro, produced by Raúl Almendáriz. The film honors the memory of Eloy Alfaro, who died 100 years ago, and features Archer Harman, a trusted friend of Alfaro and his family who, along with his brother, Major John Harman, built the Guayaquil & Quito Railway. Also included in the film are Sir James Sivewright, who helped finance the G&Q, and Alfaro’s lovely daughter, America Alfaro.
Alfaro’s death 100 years ago was awful and gruesome, including betrayal, greed, a final train ride from Guayaquil to Quito on the railroad that he built, incarceration, mob scenes, guns, dragging through the streets, dismembering, and then a wretched fire scene in the El Ejido park… but this movie isn’t about the awfulness, it’s about… the train!
A trailer for the movie has been posted to YouTube:
Place: TEATRO MEXICO (next to South Train Station CHIMBACALLE)