When in 2009 the Argentinean folk singer Mercedes Sosa died, Latin America lost a great voice on the stage but mostly it lost a brave voice in the protests against injustice. Mercedes, member of the Nueva Canción received many death threats and was exiled by the military regime in the 80s.
In this portrait of Sosa, the director shows us her son Fabian exploring his mother’s legacy by talking to relatives, friends and colleagues, visiting the most emblematic places in her life, while at the same time we see interviews, performances and her most personal memories.
An intimate journey into the world of Mercedes Sosa, the woman, the artist, and the activist.
About direction (Rodrigo H. Vila)
Rodrigo H. Vila graduated from university as Communication Media Producer in 1993. He worked as Director and Producer in different Broadcasters. In 1998 he founded Cinema 7 Films, also has been EDN member since 2005, and for the last three years is the Director of the International Forum “Doc Meeting Argentina”.
Awards & Festivals
- DocsBarcelona. Spain, 2014
- Panama Film Festival - Audience Award. Panama, 2013
- Sydney Latin Film Festival - Best documentary Award. Australia, 2013
- FIFA. Canada, 2013
- IDFA. Netherlands, 2013
- Rio International Film Festival. Brasil, 2013
- Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival. Greece, 2013