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Santiago Rising: Documentary Screening

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In partnership with Alborada

Join us for a screening of Alborada Films’ 2021 documentary Santiago Rising, directed by Nick MacWilliam. There will also be a short video introduction from the director.

6.00-7.35pm @ Hideaway, 61 Eyre Lane, Sheffield S1 3GF


Santiago Rising takes place on the streets of Chile’s capital city in late 2019 as massive protests over economic inequality engulf the country.

Filmed during the weeks after protests began, Santiago Rising meets social movements, protesters and ordinary people in their struggle for equality and human rights.

The film charts the build-up to the historic vote, in October 2020, that saw Chileans vote for a new constitution to replace the one imposed during the brutal Pinochet dictatorship.

Santiago Rising emphasises the prominent role of music and art in political dissent. We also see the state’s attempts to crush the protest movement through a violent police crackdown.

Although the odds are stacked against them, Chileans find strength in unity as they fight to overcome Pinochet’s enduring legacy.

Part of our 2023 festival strand


How should our society overcome inequalities of race, gender, sexuality, income and disability?