MERCEDES SOSA, THE VOICE OF LATINAMERICA

MERCEDES SOSA, THE VOICE OF LATINAMERICA

Rodrigo H. Vila

2013 93 min.

Original Version with Catalan/Spanish subtitles

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Technical specs

    • Director : Rodrigo H. Vila
    • Executive Producers : Dalila Zaritzky, Guillermo Rossi
    • Screenplay : Rodrigo H. Vila
    • Editing : Luciano Origlio
    • Music : Diego Vila
    • Production company : Cinema 7 Films
    • International Sales : Autlook Filmsales
    • Suitable for all audiences

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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.

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
DocsBarcelona – España, 2014
Panama Film Festival (Audience Award) – Panamá, 2013
Sydney Latin Film Festival (Best documentary Award) Australia, 2013
FIFA - International Festival of films on art in Montreal – Canadá, 2013
IDFA – Países Bajos, 2013
Rio International Film Festival – Brasil, 2013
Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival – Grecia, 2013