Insomnia premieres with cinema forum “Under suspicion: zokunentu” and “El niño del plomo”

Insomnia Teatro Condell will make two unmissable premieres of Chilean cinema that stress our identity, history and cultural conflicts. On Monday the 21st at 6:30 p.m. the cinema forum of “Under suspicion: zokunentu” will be held, the first documentary feature film narrated in Mapuzugun by director Daniel Díaz that reviews the artistic career of his uncle Bernardo Oyarzún, who, after having suffered a arrested on suspicion, he photographs himself as a criminal, revealing racism and discrimination against the Mapuche people in Chile. This event will also have the participation of the prominent Mapuche writer Daniela Catrileo, known for works such as “Río wounded”, “Guerra florida” and “Piñen”.

The lead child

The next day, Tuesday 22 at 6:00 p.m. “El niño del plomo” will be released, a fiction feature film by director Daniel Ávila, an instance that will also have a subsequent conversation. “El niño del plomo” is a fictional feature film that takes place in Santiago de Chile, a city that turned its back on the Andes Mountains. Driving away from the ski resort, Mateo takes his nanny on an enigmatic journey to Cerro El Plomo, an ancient sacred Inca peak. Scarlett wants to go back, but the mountain demands her child back.

Leonardo Torres, administrator of Insomnia Teatro Condell, highlighted both premieres that: “we are in the presence of two works that transcend the fields of the audiovisual genre to mix and generate dialogues with other disciplines such as visual arts and poetry. In “Under Suspicion: zokunentu” we will have the privilege of listening to a documentary entirely narrated in Mapudungun, which is already a political act in itself. The director Daniel Díaz portrays through the plastic work of his uncle Bernardo Oyarzún how art takes the role of denunciation, in this case of racism and discrimination against brown skin, and how this discrimination has historically affected the Mapuche people. .

“Under suspicion: zokunentu” is a documentary narrated in the Mapuche language, which travels through the works of the renowned contemporary artist Bernardo Oyarzún from the perspective of his nephew, Daniel Díaz, who proposes a reflection on identity, spirituality, territory and social injustice in contemporary Chile.

“On the other hand, “El niño del plomo” refers us to this archeology finding in which the body of an Inca child who died on El Plomo hill as a result of a sacrifice by his people is found, this fact is mixed with a vacation trip for a family in contemporary Chile, where it seems that the mountain once again demands its tribute. This documentary has a narrative of immersive, poetic beauty, mixing extracts from the book “El Niño Inca, the true story of the boy from Cerro El Plomo”, by Luis Ríos Barrueto” with the journey that Mateo and Scarlett, their caregiver”, explains Leonardo Torres.

“El niño del plomo” will have a unique function in the month of November on Tuesday 22 at 6:00 p.m. and “Under suspicion: zokunentu” will have new screenings on Wednesday, November 30 at 6:00 p.m. and Friday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Finally, over the weekend in the Insomnia Family Strip, the film “Strange world” (A strange world), directed by Don Hall, premieres. An animated adventure film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The cast is made up of Jake Gyllenhaal, Jaboukie Young-White, Gabrielle Union, Lucy Liu and Dennis Quaid.

This latest premiere for children brings us the story of the Clades, a family known throughout the world, explorers of famous worlds. One day, all together, they arrive at a new place never trodden by anyone. There they will have to face numerous dangers and discover new creatures never documented. However, the mission is put at risk and threatens to fail due to the many fights between the family members. Strange World is a tribute to pulp magazines: the popular fictional stories of the first half of the 20th century.

“Strange world” opens this Sunday, December 27 at 3:00 p.m. and will have new features during the month of December.

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Insomnia premieres with cinema forum “Under suspicion: zokunentu” and “El niño del plomo”