Chile | 2015 | 73min | DCP | COLOR | Documentary | World Music
Quilapayún were part of Chile’s powerful musical movement of the 60s. Thousands of revolutionaries sang their songs, convinced that change was inevitable and imperative in Latin America. Salvador Allende sent them to Europe to convey the good news; they were performing on September 11th, 1973, when they found out that they would not be returning home. Decades of exile, tragedies and the great crash of their dream were not enough to end their songs.
Jorge Leiva used to work as a journalist and an editor at [TVN], [Channel 13] and [Chilevision], as well as the newspapers [La Epoca], [La Tercera] and at [Rolling Stone]. He also directed an episode about Violeta Parra for the series [Great Chileans](2008). Currently, he is the editor and the founder of the website ‘MusicaPopular.cl’ and ‘VCCL.tv’.