A portrait of the famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes. The film chronicles her guitar playing, the rural settings of southern Chile and her project of studying folk music to preserve and carry forward traditional composition styles to form the genre known as Nueva Canción Chilena (New Chilean Music).
The film serves to contextualise on what the South American identity truly is, its origins, and the intersections and syncretisms created by contemporaries. Violeta Parra has been an inspiration for artists such as Bernardo Oyarzún, yet her figure can also be related to the work of María Nepomuceno, Joaquín Sánchez, and Demian Schopf.
Directed by Andrés Wood, Chile, 2011. Runtime 110 mins
- Auditorium, lower ground level