Gabriel Serra, the first Nicaraguan film-maker ever to get an Academy Award nomination is a son of the Sandinista Revolution. His parents fought against the Somoza dictatorship back in the 1970’s. Sierra lives in Mexico, where he studied film. He is currently nominee to win the short documentary category with his fim «La Parka» (The Reaper), about the hard life of a Mexican worker. Even though Nicaragua had received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in 1983 for «Alsino y el cóndor» (Alsino and the Condor), this is the first time ever a Nicaraguan filmmaker gets an Oscar nomination, as the former was directed by Chilean filmmaker Miguel Littín.
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