The social divide has widened more and more, health, the pension system and education have been completely privatized, making the narrow country between the Andes and the Pacific an economic miracle at the Latin American level. Chile was the country that best benefited the economic elites, Chile was for decades the most successful example of North American neoliberalism in a southern country.
It was until October 7, 2019, when the discontent of the people broke out on the streets. Born from a student protest for the 30 pesos increase in the Santiago metro fare, the awakening of the Chilean people continues after more than two years under the slogan “it’s not 30 pesos, it’s 30 years”.
Chilean cinema, in its historical link with social and political issues, has become an instrument of protest, a witness for the world of the great revolution underway, also, and above all, in the face of the great political manipulation of the official media. The audiovisual – made using mobile phones, handy cams, experimental animations – has become an urgency, a concrete form of communication, the weapon of protest.