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Exile: The Burden of Memory | The Enlightened Screen with Leutén Rojas

  • Ottawa Art Gallery 10 Daly Ave Ottawa (map)
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Tuesday, October 29, 7pm


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Leutén Rojas | Canada | 2019 | 101 minutes

EXILE. THE BURDEN OF MEMORY (2019) consists of testimonies by Chilean exiles and their families who arrived in Canada in the mid-1970s and their children and relatives who stayed in Chile. Following a brief expose on the 1973 military coup, each protagonist recalls what happened to them on September 11, the impact of exile on their lives and its meaning, their re-encounters with family, and reflect on their personal experiences as Canadians of Chilean origin. Produced, directed, written and edited by Ottawa director Leutén Rojas, this documentary was shot on location in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Santiago de Chile by Toronto director of photography Hernán Morris. Includes a music score by Toronto composer and songwriter Marcelo Puente.
Director Leutén Rojas will attend the screening to introduce and discuss his film.