Director: Patricio Guzmán
Chile | 2022 | Spanish with English subtitles | 83 min

View IN PERSON at VIFF Centre: Wednesday, April 5th, 5PM
Tickets: $13 / $11 (Students, Seniors, Arts Workers)

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.

“Guzman’s heart and soul investment in the film and the snapshots of people power in action make for an emotional and involving documentary.” —Allan Hunter, Screen International

Patricio Guzmán was born in Santiago, Chile. He has directed numerous award-winning documentaries and many of his films have screened at the Festival, including In the Name of God (87), The Pinochet Case (01), Salvador Allende (04), Nostalgia for the Light (10), The Pearl Button (15), and The Cordillera of Dreams (19). My Imaginary Country (22) is his latest feature.