Rodrigo H. Vila
Mercedes Sosa, The voice of Latinoamerica
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Mercedes Sosa, The voice of Latinoamerica

Rodrigo H. Vila

Mercedes Sosa, The voice of Latinoamerica

An intimate journey into the world of Mercedes Sosa, the woman, the artist, and the activist.

2013
93 min.
Argentina
English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese
Subtitles: Spanish and Catalan

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Rodrigo H. Vila
Mercedes Sosa, The voice of Latinoamerica
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Datasheet

Show
Direction
Rodrigo H. Vila
Executive Production
Dalila Zaritzky, Guillermo Rossi
Sound
Diego Vila
Distribution
Docs Barcelona Distribution
Edition
Luciano Origlio
Productor
Cinema 7 Films
Photography
Mariano Cúneo, Marcelo Hans Bonato, Ariel González
Synopsis

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.

About the direction
Rodrigo H. Vila

Rodrigo H. Vila

Director

Rodrigo H. Vila graduated from university in communication and media producer. He worked as a direct...

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Awards and festivals

Panama Film Festival (Premi de l'audiència)
Panama, 2013
Sydney Latin Film Festival (Premi al millor documental)
Australia, 2013
International Festival of Films on Art in Monreal (FIFA)
Canada, 2013
IDFA
Netherlands, 2013
DocsBarcelona
Catalonia, 2014
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Reviews

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
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