Dios (Chile)
April 24 May 2 2020

God

Dios

  • Christopher Murray, Israel Pimentel, Josefina Buschmann

Synopsis

In 2018, Pope Francis travelled to Chile on an official visit. The country was then undergoing a serious spiritual crisis. Despite the efforts of the Catholic Church, the parishes are increasingly empty, while in the streets people are demonstrating their anger against institutionalised power. Several causes are designated by part of the Chilean people, determined to regain the social rights lost throughout the dictatorship. Fights for LGBTIQ rights, for the depenalisation of abortion, or for the Mapuche cause come up against demonstrations by the fervent faithful crowds of Pope Francis, who are showing their admiration. God was designed by the MAFI collective: 17 filmmakers were invited to capture the Pope’s visit, their only constraint being to use static shots and direct sound. Thanks to this distanced observation, God constitutes a scathing portrait, full of humour, of contemporary Chilean society—still experiencing profound tensions. Proof that the wounds of the past have perhaps not yet completely been closed.
Elena López Riera
Length: 63'
Country: Chile
Year: 2019
Language(s): Spanish
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2019

Production

Diego Pino Anguita  (MAFI Foundation)

Sales Contact

Diego Pino Anguita
MAFI Foundation
diego@mafi.tv
Tel. +560979464437

Screenings

Language(s):  Spanish
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Wednesday 10 April
  • 18:00
Colombière

Followed by a discussion

  • Thursday 11 April
  • 12:00