Protests that exploded onto the streets of Chile’s capital of Santiago in 2019 as the population demanded more democracy and social equality around education, healthcare and job opportunities.
In 2019, the main square of Santiago and the streets around it were packed with more than 1.5 million protesters—captured by Guzmán in impressive drone footage. The crowds called for more democracy, a more just society, better education and healthcare, plus a new constitution.
In addition to the dynamic street scenes and his own philosophical commentary, Guzmán constructs his film from interviews with activists, rioters, experts and artists—all women. One of them, a writer, describes the protests aptly: “This was not an outburst but a relief.”
Shown with the audio documentary Torget med många namn (The Square of Many Names) by Leandro Netzell Cerón about the central square of My Imaginary Country. The documentary was nominated for Short Dox Radio 2022.
Sink into the cinema chair and enjoy the audio documentary before the film screening!