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Fall of Fujimori - Preview

In 1990, an unknown candidate named Alberto Fujimori rode a wave of popular support to become the president of Peru. He fought an all-out war on terror against the guerilla organization Shining Path, and won. Ten years later, accused of kidnapping, murder and corruption, he fled Peru to his native Japan, where he was in exile for four years. Fujimori has remained virtually silent about the abrupt end of his controversial presidency, until now. He granted an unprecedented, in-depth interview to filmmaker Ellen Perry, who presents an intimate, chilling portrait of this enigmatic leader's rise and fall."The Fall of Fujimori" premiered on the P.O.V. series on July 18, 2006. The film was recently nominated for a 2007 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Best Documentary. Winners will be announced on September 24 in New York City.Read an interview about the lessons the U.S. might learn from Peru's approaches to fighting terrorism, watch an extended interview with the filmmaker and find out about upcoming rebroadcasts of "The Fall of Fujimori" on PBS: Home PageCheck your local PBS listings here:"Behind the Lens" Filmmaker Interview Podcasts: you get podcasts on iTunes: Short Film Festival: and Trailers on YouTube: out about local P.O.V. screening events around the country: in touch and never miss another broadcast!Sign up for P.O.V.'s email newsletter:"One of PBS's longest-running series, P.O.V., hits 20 this year. This year's season . . . takes on both a local and international flair, featuring films that speak to those . . .whose stories are compelling, intense, and perhaps . . . can help all realize that the world is smaller than we think."— Belinda Acosta, Austin Chronicle