|Violeta se fue a los cielos|
(Violeta Went to Heaven)
The extraordinary story of the iconic poet, musician and folksinger Violeta Parra, whose songs have become hymns for Chileans and Latin Americans alike. Director Andres Wood (Machuca) traces the intensity and explosive vitality of her life, from humble origins to international fame, her defense of indigenous cultures and devotion to her art. Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Jury Prize, 2012
This film will be showing soon at Media Arts Center San Diego's Digital Gym. I can't wait to watch it.
Note: I used the chorus from one of Violeta Parra's most famous songs in my new book. It's one of my favorite songs that gives me the shivers every single time I hear it.