In his latest film, the renowned documentary-maker Patricio Guzmán returns his razor-sharp gaze to Chile, on the cusp of long overdue change. Focussing on the on the pivotal role played by women, he traces the people's path through mass protest to constitutional change.
Ever since the turmoil of 1973 that forced documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán to leave Chile, he has documented his homeland – in films such as Nostalgia for the Light, The Pearl Button and The Cordillera of Dreams – a country still suffering under the weight of Pinochet’s legacy, constitution and decades of inequality, corruption and denial.
Then, in October 2019, there is an unexpected revolution, a social explosion; one and a half million people demonstrate in the streets of Santiago calling for democracy, a more dignified life and a new constitution. Chile has recovered its memory.
With astonishment and great hope, Guzmán documents Chile’s surge towards becoming the country he imagines.