In the context of the increase in transit fare evasions led by secondary school students in Santiago, we decided to take to the streets and record these manifestations, without knowing that we would find ourselves in the epicenter of the Chilean insurrection. Our first reaction was to film the contingency from our own territories day by day, capturing different communal meals, first forms of organization, protests, barricades, and a staggering amount of State repression.
Two weeks after the start of the protests and thanks to the help of some companions and social organizations, we were able to travel to a few cities in the south of Chile (Curicó, Concepción, Temuco, Valdivia, Puerto Montt y Ancud), and record the diverse demonstrations and instances of territorial organization in the region, in an attempt to give a decentralized view of this rebellion.
For this reason, we also felt the need to film the current events in northern Chile, and this way complete the map of this national movement. Thanks to the first part of this collective funding campaign, we were able to travel to Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, Coquimbo, and La Serena, filming how, almost two months since the 18th of October and despite the stiffening of the government’s stance, the popular uprising and resistance are staying strong.
Currently, we are still fundraising in order to collectively edit the documentary. With this help, we’ll be able to finish the project as soon as possible, given that our goal is to release the film online and make it available to all, serving as a document for resisting in and critically reflecting upon the ongoing crisis.