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  • A revolutionary in Peru takes over the Japanese ambassador’s home to free his wife.

    A revolutionary in Peru takes over the Japanese ambassador’s home to free his wife.

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  • Nestor Cerpa inside the Japanese Ambassador’s residence

    Nestor Cerpa inside the Japanese Ambassador’s residence

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  • Nestor Cerpa Cartolini

    Nestor Cerpa Cartolini

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  • Alberto Fujimori

    Alberto Fujimori

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  • Alberto Fujimori in the Japanese Ambassador’s residence

    Alberto Fujimori in the Japanese Ambassador’s residence

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  • Hostages escape

    Hostages escape

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  • MRTA member inside the siege

    MRTA member inside the siege

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  • MRTA members, Lima

    MRTA members, Lima

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  • Ambassador Aoki and Chancellor Tudela, hostages

    Ambassador Aoki and Chancellor Tudela, hostages

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  • Military rescues hostages

    Military rescues hostages

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  • MRTA commando plans assault on Japanese Ambassador’s residence

    MRTA commando plans assault on Japanese Ambassador’s residence

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The Film

The Siege is a powerful documentary on the infamous 1996 siege in Lima. The Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA), lead by Nestor Cerpa, storms a party at the Japanese Ambassador’s residence, taking hundreds of hostages and demanding the release of MRTA members from prison, including Cerpa’s wife. President Alberto Fujimori’s response is uncompromising and fatal. With unprecedented access to archival footage, police recordings, and key interviews, the film documents four extraordinary months as the siege builds to an astonishing conclusion.

The Filmmakers

  1. Elise WestDirector
  2. Bentley DeanDirector
  3. Curtis LevyProducer
  4. Christine OlsenProducer