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Upcoming screenings of Santiago Rising, the new documentary from Alborada Films.

Santiago Rising (directed by Nick MacWilliam, 89 mins, Alborada Films, 2021)

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We have priced tickets into five bands. The idea is that the more you earn, the more you pay. This is so everyone can access our event at an affordable price, while ensuring that the project remains financially sustainable.

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Synopsis of film

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.