EL VIAJE – A Road Trip Into Chile’s Musical Heritage

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EL VIAJE is a vibrant journey through Chile and its musical tradition, the “Nueva Cancion Chilena” – the protest music of an entire nation and generation.
The “Nueva Canción Chilena” became the soundtrack of a generation which took to the streets to protest for their rights and greatly influenced musicians all over the world. One of those musicians is Rodrigo Gonzalez, who emigrated to Germany from Chile in 1974 in the wake of Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship. Today Rod is the bassist of Germany’s most popular punk rock band, DIE ÄRZTE.
In this film Rod returns to his homeland, and perhaps more significantly, to his musical roots. His aim is to learn from, to play and record with some of the most important Chilean protest musicians from the 60’s and 70’s, including a younger generation of musicians influenced by the “Nueva Cancion Chilena” tradition.
We encounter Macha from the band Chico Trujillo as well as Alonso Nunez, Camila Moreno, Mauricio “Chinoy” Castillo, Eduardo Carasco, Eduardo Yanez, Gaston Avila and many more.

Europe on Screen Jakarta 2017
Jecheon Intl. Music & Film Festival 2017 (International competition winner of the LOTTE AWARD for "World Music Film Today")
Festival Latino Americano Rotterdam 2017
Festival des deutschen Films Ludwigshafen 2017
IN-EDIT Music Docs & Films Festival in Chile 2016 (Opening Film & In Competition)

Technical Details

Country Germany 2016
Duration 93 min.
Language Spanish & German
Subtitles English, Spanish & Korean available


Director & Idea Nahuel Lopez
Concept Nahuel Lopez & Oliver Keidel
Production Companys Februar Film, 3sat
Cinematographer Florian Kirchler
Sound Miguel Murrieta, Cristian Larrea
Editing Oliver Keidel
Production Management Sascha Lienert
Executive Producer Antonia Traulsen
Producer Florian Hartung
Protagonist Rodrigo Gonzalez
Cast Alonso Nuñez, Camila Moreno, Eduardo Carasco, Eduardo Yañez, Mauricio Castillo “Chinoy”, Gaston Avila Ismael Oddo, Aldo Asenjo “Macha”, Yelcon Montero,
Musicians Claudio Araya “Pajaro”, Felipe Catrilef, Cesar Garcia, Alvaro Barrera, Alvaro Enriquez, Bastian Contreras Cesar Garcia, Cristian Saldivar, Danilo Donoso, Eleazar Muñoz, Felipe Cardenas, Fernando Carrasco, Fredy Ponce Guillermo Contreras, Hector Morales, Jonathan Gutierrez, Jose Guttierez, Pablo Contreras, Ricardo Venegas Carhat Ricardo Venegas Santander
Supported by BKM, FFHSH, DFFF
German Distributor mindjazz pictures

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