An intimate journey into the world of Mercedes Sosa, the woman, the artist, and the activist.
When in 2009 the Argentinean folk singer Mercedes Sosa died, Latin America lost a great voice on the stage but mostly it lost a brave voice in the protests against injustice. Mercedes, member of the Nueva Canción received many death threats and was exiled by the military regime in the 80s.
In this portrait of Sosa, the director shows us her son Fabian exploring his mother’s legacy by talking to relatives, friends and colleagues, visiting the most emblematic places in her life, while at the same time we see interviews, performances and her most personal memories. An intimate journey into the world of Mercedes Sosa, the woman, the artist, and the activist.
A commendable tribute. A portrait that meets the expectations with the character.— Diario La Nación, Fernando López
With an extraordinary archive material, the documentary returns the fragility of the figure of Mercedes Sosa.— Diario Clarín, Miguel Frías
It’s probable that in the fascinating life of the artist there is a lot of material for plenty of other movies, but it’s not mistaken to guess that what Matus and Vila achieved in Mercedes Sosa, the voice of the Latin America is closely to be a definitive portrait.— Diario Tiempo Argentino, Hugo F. Sánchez