Chilean Documentaries Shine at Cannes Docs

For the third year in a row, the «Docs in Progress Showcase Chile» event is set to present four Chilean films in the editing or post-production stage at Cannes Docs, the renowned documentary space within Marché du Film. These projects offer unique insights into various aspects of Chilean culture and history. Let’s take a closer look at the selected films and the role of Chiledoc in promoting Chilean documentaries globally.

The ChileDoc projects participating in Cannes Docs are:

  1. In the Shadow of Light: Directed by Isabel Reyes and Ignacia Merino, this film explores the darkness lurking beneath a town that powers the rest of the country. María José Díaz and Francisca Barraza are the producers behind this captivating story.
  2. El Menor: Directed by Mijael Bustos Gutiérrez, this intimate portrayal follows Efraín, a marginalized teenager who rises to fame as a freestyle battle phenomenon. Diego Saldivia and Felipe Egaña serve as the producers of this thought-provoking film.
  3. Relentless Memory: Paula Rodríguez Sickert directs this Chilean-Argentinian co-production, shedding light on the stories of Mapuche prisoners expelled from their lands during the founding of Argentina and Chile. Paola Castillo and Gema Juárez Allen are the producers of this compelling documentary.
  4. Life: Directed by Antonio Caro, Life tells the story of Fresia, a young Mapuche woman who navigates the challenges of pregnancy amidst the Araucaria forests. Michel Toledo and Antonio Caro serve as the producers, capturing the resilience and strength of individuals in the face of adversity.

With their compelling narratives and unique perspectives, these documentaries are set to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact on the global documentary landscape. Thanks to Chiledoc’s dedication, Chilean documentaries continue to gain recognition and prominence worldwide.

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