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Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi

The film is a powerful, intense and imaginative musical journey.  The film follows Bay Area Chilean exile musician Quique Cruz, from the Bay Area to Chile and back, as he creates his master work, a multimedia art piece to heal his wounds inflicted by state sponsored torture of the Pinochet regime.

credits

Produced and Directed by: Quique Cruz and Marilyn Mulford
Executive Producer for ITVS: Sally Jo Fifer
Executive Producer for LPB: Patricia Boero
Cinematography: Vicente Franco
Editor: Michael Chandler
Location Sound: Matty Nematollahi
Music: Quique Cruz, performed by Quijerema

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

 

 

trailer (upcoming)

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Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi
The film is a powerful, intense and imaginative musical journey. The film follows Bay Area Chilean exile musician Quique Cruz, from the Bay Area to Chile and back, as he creates his master work, a multimedia art piece to heal his wounds inflicted by state sponsored torture of the Pinochet regime.

Producer & Director: Quique Cruz
Producer & Director: Marilyn Mulford
Cinematographer: Vicente Franco
Editor : Michael Chandler
Music : Quique Cruz, performed by Quijerema

Film Partially funded by: ITVS, LPB, CPB, CAC, NEA

     “Film has nothing to do with literature; the character  and substance of the two art forms are usually in conflict. … I would say there is no art form that has so much in common with film as music.” -Igmar Bergman

      awards

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