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A creative journey into the present of cultural spaces in Latin America.

  • Mariano Sosa
    As Seen on TV, Ellos, Giros
  • Mariano Sosa
    As Seen on TV, Ellos, Giros
  • Christine Bouquin
    As Seen on TV, Ellos, Giros
  • Picho García
  • Diego Viveros
  • Ciclos de Cine Cercano
  • Paz Miranda Iturriaga
    Key Cast
  • Martín Maillos
    Director of Photography
    As Seen on TV, Ellos, Giros
  • Cristian Arias Arévalo
    Sound Director
  • Francisca Droppelmann
    Art Direction
  • Christine Bouquin
    Assitant Director
  • Nicolás Pape Bórquez
    Assitant Director
  • Felipe González
    Scaffolding and aerial structures
  • Teresa Oyaneder
    Art assistant
  • Luciano Prata
    Image Post-production
  • Víctor Palma P.
    Camera and drone operator
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    October 18, 2020
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  • DocsValparaiso
    October 3, 2020
    Latin American Premiere
    Official Selection - International competition
  • Iberoamerican Film Festival Miami
    United States
    November 5, 2021
    International Premiere
    International competition - Official Selection
Director Biography - Mariano Sosa

Mariano Sosa is a film programmer, cultural entrepreneur and award winning film and TV writer and director from Argentina, with multimedia and creative projects in Europe and Latin America. He is also a journalist, writer and founder of Ciclos de Cine Cercano, an international cultural initiative for the education of audiences and the promotion of Latin American cinema in the region.

He is the programmer of the official competition of FECICH Film Festival in Chile and was the Director of the new Muestra Cine Europeo of Segovia: Sé-Cine in Spain 2020.
Mariano works also as a correspondent from international cultural events in Europe and Latin America. In 2017 he was recognized by Multimedios Uno, Mendoza, as one of the personalities of the year in culture for his work in cinema. He was also recently selected to the Valparaiso Locarno Industry Academy International 2018 with his project Ciclos de Cine Cercano.

His first short film, ¨As Seen on TV¨, premiered at the Cartagena International Film Festival in Colombia, FICCI57 (cine en los barrios) and was the Winner of the Best Latin American Short Film Award at Lúdico, Latin American Short Film Festival in Costa Rica, 2017. The project was also selected for the International Panorama at Manchester International Short Film and Animation Festival in the UK and was finalist at the Pakistan International Film Festival 2018. It has also been selected and screened at festivals in Argentina , Cyprus, Norway, Perú (Festival de Cine de Lima), Romania and USA.

He has completed three new film projects in Valparaíso, Chile, ¨Ellos¨ (2019) - Selected for the Oficial competition at GRABA Iberoamerican Festival 2019, Argentina, Nominated for the CIne.Ar Award at GRABA and Official Selection for the Festival Cinema Ciudad de México 2019 - ¨Giros¨ (2019) - Official Selection Vancouver International Film Festival 2019 and Patrimonio (2020), his first creative documentary, - Official Competition at DOCS Valparaíso 2020, Chile. He has both a long documentary and a feature film project currently under development.

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Director Statement

Motivated by the potential of cinema as a tool for education and social development, we have been working in Latin America for years to consolidate the links between culture, the community, and their territory. Thanks to that, we have witnessed the positive changes cinema could bring to society and how films can provide an ideal context for constructive dialogue and collective interaction.
With our very first documentary ¨Heritage¨, we want audiences to reconnect with the potential of cultural spaces in Latin America by reflecting on their present with the hope of aiding their preservation and future. The city of Valparaiso, Chile, helps as empowering context of our film, adding to the significance of our message, thanks to its vigorous past as an artistic pillar. That past, once of a vibrant reference for the entire region is now threatened by the disappearance of many of its cultural venues and theaters.