Private Project

Devotional Skin

In the Tarapacá region, devotion to San Lorenzo is lived from the bodies of people who tattoo themselves and carry the saint for life. Mandas, gratitude and faith are intermingled with the experiences of four tattoo artists who position body art and local talent.

  • Constanza Cáceres
  • Francisca Basaure
  • Francisca Basaure
  • Constanza Cáceres
  • Laura Gonzalez
  • Laura Gonzalez
  • El Otro Enfoke Films
    Cameras and Sound
  • Lila Arenas
    Sound Post Production
  • Rafael Trujillo
    Color Correction
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Piel Devota
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Etnographic, Devotion
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 14, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
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    Yes - Escuela de COmunicación e Imagen, Universidad de Chile
  • 34º Festival Internacional de Cine de Viña del Mar
    Viña del Mar
    November 14, 2022
    Chilean Premiere
  • 14º Festival Internacional de Cine de Iquique FICIQQ 2022
    December 9, 2022
  • 5º Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Vitacura VITAFEST
    December 21, 2022
  • 23º Festival Internacional de Cine de Lebu
    February 12, 2023
    Premio Aporte a la Cultura, Festival Internacional de Cine de Lebu, Chile, 2023.
Distribution Information
  • Cintámani Films
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Constanza Cáceres, Francisca Basaure

Francisca Basaure studied Anthropology at the University of Chile and is Mg. in Intangible Cultural Heritage, Society and Territorial Development from the Arturo Prat University. Since 2013 she has lived in the Tarapacá region developing a research project and enhancement of cultural heritage. Some of them are: The victory of the Morenos (2017), Pampina Memory (2019), Matracas de La Tirana (2020) and Dressing Gypsies (2022). She is currently finishing her Mg studies. In Documentary Film at the University of Chile.

Constanza Cáceres estudió Historia del Arte en la Universidad de Chile y es Mg. en Patrimonio Cultural Intangible, Sociedad y Desarrollo Territorial de la Universidad Arturo Prat. Desde el 2016 desarrolla proyectos de investigación y puesta en valor del patrimonio cultural, particularmente en la región de Tarapacá. Algunos de ellos son: Memoria Pampina (2019), Matracas de La Tirana (2020) y Vestir de Gitanos (2022).

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Director Statement

Make visible the tattoo as a practice in honor of San Lorenzo, one of the most representative expressions of popular devotion of the Great North of Chile.

Visibilizar el tatuaje como una práctica en honor a San Lorenzo, una de las expresiones de devoción popular más representativas del Norte Grande de Chile.