Santiago Rising - the powerful new documentary from director Nick MacWilliam documents the unstoppable grassroot movement and public protests that burst out of the Chilean streets in late 2019, in response to the economic inequality which engulfed the country.
— Santiago Rising - The brand new documentary by Nick MacWilliam (88 minutes, Alborada Films)
Release date: 14 January 2021
*Press screener available from 9 January 2021*
Santiago Rising takes place on the streets of Chile’s capital city in late 2019, as large public protests over economic inequality engulf the country.
The film charts the build-up to the historic vote, in October 2020, that saw Chileans vote for a new people’s constitution to replace the one imposed during the brutal Pinochet dictatorship. It examines how a movement which began as a high school students’ protest over transport fares evolved into one of the most significant events in the country’s history.
Filmed during the weeks after protests began, Santiago Rising meets social movements, protesters and ordinary people in their struggle for equality and human rights.
The film emphasises the creative element of Chilean protest, as music and art play a prominent role in expressing political dissent. We also see the state’s attempts to crush the protest movement through a brutal police crackdown.
Although the odds are stacked against them, Chileans find strength in unity as they aim to overcome Pinochet’s enduring legacy.
'Neoliberalism was born in Chile and it will die in Chile': how Chileans describe the protest movement covered in new documentary Santiago Rising, directed by Nick MacWilliam for Alborada Films.
Event times: 6.30-9pm London / 3.30-6pm Santiago / 1.30-4pm New York / 10.30am-1pm Los Angeles
The online premiere includes a post-screening Q&A with director Nick MacWilliam, plus other speakers TBC. Chaired by Pablo Navarrete (Alborada/Alborada Films)
*The 88-min film will be available to watch from 6.30 to 8.30pm GMT with the Q&A starting straight after*
*25% of ticket proceeds will go to Los Ojos de Chile (The Eyes of Chile), a foundation to support some of the hundreds of victims of eye injuries committed by Chilean police during protests*
Name: Nick MacWilliam
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Organization: Bywire News
Video URL: https://youtu.be/WrFXeUYmGQ0
Release ID: 88992318