Scene from the film Just About To Take Off
Scene from the film Just About To Take Off
Scene from the film Just About To Take Off
Scene from the film Just About To Take Off
Scene from the film Just About To Take Off
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Just About To Take Off

  • Peru
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Life in San Agustín is a utopia that came to an end, a history in the past, and an universe in extinction. It is the final rural community of Lima, with only a wall separating it from the Jorge Chávez airport. A place with over 100 years of history previously lived as any agricultural community. Between 2012 and 2013 the Peruvian state expropriated San Agustín’s territory to amplify the airport. Facing the inevitable, the population must find a dignified way to come to terms with this fact, saying goodbye to their town through the recollection of memories, and their refusal to forget.


  • Original title
    A punto de despegar
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Lorena Best, Robinson Díaz
  • DOP
    Lorena Best, Robinson Díaz
  • Editing
    Fabiola Sialer
  • Sound
    Johuseline Porcel
  • Duration
    86 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Peru
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Awards
    • Special mention from the jury of the international competition of the Valdivia International Film Festival (2015)
    • Best feature film in the trans-Andean competition of the Transcinema International Film Festival (2015)
    • Best feature film of the Universidad de Lima Film Week (2016) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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