My Imaginary Country (Patricio Guzman, 2022) | NC Latin American Film Festival
**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER!**
2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival screening:
"My Imaginary Country"
(Patricio Guzman, 2022, 83 min, Chile, Spanish w/ subtitles, Color, DCP)
One day, without warning, a revolution exploded. It was the event that master documentarian Patricio Guzmán had been waiting for all his life: a million and a half people in the streets of Santiago, Chile, demanding justice, education, health care, and a new constitution to replace the strident rules imposed on the country during the Pinochet military dictatorship. Urgent and inspired, "My Imaginary Country" features harrowing front-line protest footage and interviews with dynamic activist leaders and powerfully connects Chile's complex, bloody history to contemporary revolutionary social movements and the election of a new president.
"It's a vindication, not just for the nation, but for its most clear-eyed, full-hearted chronicler. Would that all countries were so lucky as to have a Patricio Guzmán, to help with the painful process of recovering what has been lost and, as with 'My Imaginary Country,' occasionally to celebrate what has been gained." -Jessica Kiang, Variety
"Despite all the sorrow from the ever-present trauma of young lives lost or permanently scarred, 'My Imaginary Country' drips with the contagious thrill of hope... it is hard not to be moved." -Rafaela Sales Ross, The Playlist
View trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnYh4G-Nhmw
Co-sponsored by the UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Duke University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
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