PORTRAIT OF PIONEER WOMEN

After ambitious colonizers massacred the indigenous communities that lived in Chilean Patagonia, the door to inhabit these lands was opened. The adventurous people that settled today face the threats of the construction of a hydroelectric dam in the most affluent river of the world: River Baker. Doña Marina Verdugo, Pioneer rooted at the exuberant bank of this river since 1920, shares her extreme life experiences with a mask actress, moments before her death. The urge to immortalize the wisdom described by the 100 year old lady, inspire the actress to create and perform a theater mask play for people that have never seen theater before.

Direction, Script, production, theater direction & dramaturge, acting and mask making Isabel Burr Raty

Financed by Chilean Audiovisual Fund, Wallonie Bruxelles in Chile

Co-Produced by Sacrofims, Wallonie Bruxelles in Chile, Zoo Films, El Aura Multimedia

Editing Isabel Burr Raty & Nicolás Venegas Direction of Photography Antonio Quercia Post-Production & Special Effects El Aura Multimedia – Lucas Triboulard Sound Design Zoofilms – Cristián Freund Post-Production & Color Correction Álvaro Asela Animation Design Samuel Restucci 67 mins / Chile / 2010

Awards Best Documentary Patagonia Aysen Film Festival 2010, Chile

Sponsors Spanish Cultural Center in Chile / ACCA of CONAMA Aysén Region / Theater Lastárrea 90 / Eduardo Cifuentes’s Photography / Illustrious Municipalities of: Chile Chico, Cochrane, Caleta Tortel, Villa O’Higgins, Puerto Tranquilo anf Puerto Ibáñez / Governement of Coyhaique Province / Governement of Chile Chico Province / Pan Semilla / Vinos Bouchon / Mar Patagonia / SERNAM XI Region / National Council for Culture and the Arts XI Aysén Region / Balmaceda Arte Joven

Subtitles English & French

International Distribution UC Canal 13, Chile Contact Adriana Weber aweber@13.cl

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TRAJECTORY

Awards:

First Place Documentary Competition, Patagonia Aysén Film Festival 2010, Chile

FILM FESTIVALS:

Official Selections

2011
November: FEDOCHI, Chiloé, Chile
March: “Cine Voces”, Cuenca, Ecuador

2010
November: Cine B, Santiago, Chile
March: Patagonia Aysén Film festival, Coyhaique, Chile

Screenings

2011
October: Trieste Film Festival, Latin American Film Review, Italy
October: 6th Cinema Festival or Arica, Chile

SEASONS:

2011
April: Saint Laurent do Maroni Cinema, French Guyanas
January: “Cineteca del Centro Cultural del Palacio Presidencial La Moneda” sponsored by the Catholic University, presented by Pedro Celedón, Chile

2010
May-June: Cine Arte Alameda, Santiago, Chile

TV SCREENINGS:

2012
April: “Cono Sul Program”, Globo TV, Brasil

OUT REACHING AUDIENCES SCREENINGS:

2014
June: Opening Documentary at “Winter Documentaries Festival”, La Isla Restaurant, Coyaique, Chile

2013
July: “National Documentaries I”, Centro Cultural Maturana 1090 Villa Alemana, Chile
April: “Paper Women”, Documentaries in Valle del Elqui, Chile: San José Church (Gualliguaica), Edmundo Vidal Cárdenas School (Peralillo)

2012
May: “Feria Libre” co-produced by Ceibo Producciones, Casa Observatorio Lastarrea and Editorial Latino Americana, Chile
May: Publication in Cinematographic archives of Biblioteca de Santiago, Chile

2011
December: Exhibition in Puerto Varas, Chile
July: “Latin American Cinema Review”, produced by “Agrupación Proa” Punta Arenas, Chile
May: “DocuChile”, SantoTomás University Santiago, Chile
May: Documentary Workshops for Design Students, Santo Tomás University Talca, Chile

2010
October: Catholic University Arts Faculty, presented by Pedro Celedón, Santiago, Chile
September: Coyhaique Cinema, produced by The National Council of the Arts and Culture, Coyhaique, Chile
August: “Villa la Reina”, Santiago Periphery Neighbourhood Centre, Chile
July: Balmaceda Arte Joven, produced by The National Council of the Arts and Culture Puerto Montt, Chile
June: “Retratadas” Film Cicle, produced by The National Council of the Arts and Culture of Chile, Valparaiso, Chile
May: “Patagonian Tour” throughout 14 towns in the Austral Highway, XI Aysén
Region, Chile: La Junta, Puyuhuapi, Puerto Cisne, Puerto Aysen, Coyaique, Puerto Ibañez, Chile-Chico, Guadal, Puerto Beltran, Cochrane, Caleta tortel, Villa O’higgins and Cerro Castillo
March: “Ciclo de Cine de Mujeres”, Cine Arte Alameda, Santiago, Chile

SOME PRESS: