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Screening and Be The Media! Workshop with Patricio Guzman: The Cordillera of Dreams
May 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm May 5America/New_York
Join us for an on-demand screening of The Cordillera of Dreams and a workshop featuring master documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán with translator Daniel Mosquera. Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Cannes Film Festival, master filmmaker Patricio Guzmán’s The Cordillera of Dreams completes his trilogy (Nostalgia for the Light, and The Pearl Button) investigating the relationship between historical memory, political trauma, and geography in his native country of Chile. It centers on the imposing landscape of the Andes that run the length of the country’s Eastern border. At once protective and isolating, magisterial and indifferent, the Cordillera serves as an enigmatic focal point around which Guzmán contemplates the enduring legacy of the 1973 military coup d’état. The film screening (a benefit for The Sanctuary for Independent Media arranged by Icarus Films) is available on-demand during any 48 hour window through May 28, 2020. In addition to our virtual screening of The Cordillera of Dreams we presented a Be The Media workshop featuring a talk and Q&A with filmmaker Patricio Guzmán live from Paris on Friday, May 22, 2020. Local filmmaker Daniel Mosquera, professor of Hispanic and Latin American & Caribbean Studies at Union College, provided simultaneous translation.