My Imaginary Country
$7 Member (SPACE or DSA)
With a post-film panel discussion featuring Samuel James (99 Years podcast), Maria Testa (author, community organizer), and Michael Kebede (ACLU Maine, Charter Commission chair). Moderated by Kate Sykes (Maine DSA).
One day, without warning, a revolution exploded. It was the event that master documentarian Patricio Guzmán had been waiting for all his life: a million and a half people in the streets of Santiago, Chile, demanding justice, education, health care, and a new constitution to replace the strident rules imposed on the country during the Pinochet military dictatorship. Urgent and inspired, MY IMAGINARY COUNTRY features harrowing front-line protest footage and interviews with dynamic activist leaders and powerfully connects Chile’s complex, bloody history to contemporary revolutionary social movements and the election of a new president.
“Critics’ Pick! Patricio Guzmán, Chile’s cinematic conscience, chronicles the uprising that shook the country starting in 2019.” —A. O. Scott, The New York Times