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“El cine no tiene nada que ver con la literatura; el carácter y la sustancia de las dos formas de arte están usualmente en conflicto…. Yo diría que no hay forma artística que tenga más en común con el cine que la música”. –Igmar Bergman

Arqueología de la Memoria: Villa Grimaldi

El documental es un viaje eficaz, intenso e imaginativo. El film sigue a Quique Cruz, músico chileno residenciado en el Área de la Bahía de San Francisco, en su viaje a Chile y de regreso a Estados Unidos en la medida que crea su pieza magistral multimediática para sanar las heridas causadas por el terror de estado del régimen de Pinochet.

Créditos: 

Producido y dirigido por: Quique Cruz y Marilyn Mulford

Productor Ejecutivo para ITVS: Sally Jo Fifer

Productor Ejecutivo para LPB: Patricia Boero

Fotografía: Vicente Franco

Montaje: Michael Chandler

Sonido in-situ: Matty Nematollahi

Música: Quique Cruz, interpretada por Quijeremá

 

 

 

trailer (upcoming)

Archeology Of Memory Trailer from Raul Varela on Vimeo

awards

  • “Audience Award for Best Documentary,” Mill Valley Film Festival
  • “Special Jury Prize” for Films in the Arts, Mendocino Film Festival
  • World Community Film Festival (Canada) honoree
  • “Best Music Documentary” Nominee, Intl. Documentary Assn. (IDA)
  • “Best Documentary Feature Film” Nominee, Vancouver Intl. Film Festival
  • Salem (MA) Film Festival honoree
  • San Diego Latino Film Festival honoree
  • Ashland (OR) Independent Film Festival honoree
  • PBS National Broadcasts

reviews

“A moving account of an artist who survived Villa Grimaldi, the worst torture center of Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile. The mood is nostalgic, without a trace of self-pity, and leaves a memorable impression in the heart of the viewer.” – Isabel Allende

“Impressive and powerful. The film successfully fuses the emotional and informational aspects of its narrative in a way rarely seen in historical documentaries. Highly recommended!” – Mario Barrera, Prof. of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

“Poignant and moving. The film documents in completely human terms the pain and suffering caused by the Pinochet regime’s torture centers not only to Cruz or his family or friends, but also to Chile as a nation. This is an excellent film for exposing a new generation of students to the brutality of Cold War politics in Latin America. I highly recommend it for college courses in Latin American Studies and History, Human Rights, Political Science, and Third-World Studies.” – Prof. Hector Perla, Jr., Latin American and Latino Studies Dept., University of California, Santa Cruz