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 emphasizes 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. Q&A on Sunday, April 3 at 2:00 with the filmmaker, Nick MacWilliam, and Juliet Lynd, Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Illinois State University. Register for both the film and the Q&A here.

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