Gathering the documentary sector of Chile, Chiledoc operates under the dual principles of: associative nature of community and diversity of production, yielding an overall motto of «The outlier way». In 2020, the Chilean documentary sector was well-received across the world with several films participating at the likes of DOK Leipzig and IDFA, as well as having released the internationally renowned film, The Mole Agent (dir. Maite Alberdi). That film, which happens to represent Chile at the Goya Awards will be screened as part of IDFA’s «Best of Fests» programme, after having debuted at Sundance. Also at IDFA, various Chilean projects will participate in its Pitch Forum and IDFA Academy.
To get more information on ChileDoc, its activities, as well as the overall creative climate in this somewhat tumultuous current era for the country, Modern Times Review spoke with its Director, Diego Pino Anguita.
How can you best describe the heritage of Chilean documentary cinema?
Chile has a documentary tradition from the beginning of its cinema history, and the documentary in Chile has been always near to …
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