'IT WAS NOT DEPRESSION IT WAS CAPITALISM' is an artistic, political and social work, consisting of a set of eight audiovisual vignettes to be premiered weekly, culminating in the release of the short film that materializes important citizen demands expressed in the streets since and before the social revolution and awakening of October 2019 in Chile.
Directed by filmmakers Chamila Rodríguez and Galut Alarcón, it includes the participation of more than 60 Chilean artists from various areas of culture and art.
The work intends to artistically interpret the Social Awakening that has spread throughout the territory of Chile, which has been characterized by contrasts and contradictions, but whose essential objective is to restore sovereignty to the people of Chile regarding politics, the economy, the environment, indigenous issues, health, education, and other factors that directly affect a way of rethinking the basis of the relationship of citizenship and power.
The artistic collective of more than 60 people is made up of students, social and environmental leaders and advocates from the countryside and the city, representatives of native peoples, actresses, actors, and film and performing arts workers. The short film 'IT WAS NOT DEPRESSION IT WAS CAPITALISM' will premiere at the Valdivia International Film Festival (FICValdivia 2020), in the "Cinema and Resistance" section.
"Our initial source of inspiration was Nona Fernández's text 'IT WAS NOT DEPRESSION IT WAS CAPITALISM’. In the days immediately following October 18, 2019, she constructed a literary body from the phrases of signs and graffiti from the streets occupied by the social demonstration, as a 'catalyst' of the active drive of the anonymous resisters, united by a common feeling of discontent at the national level. We are certain that in Chile we will be able to establish a new balance of forces, very different from the one imposed with blood and bullets in the Constitution of Pinochet's Civil Military Dictatorship”, the Collective states.
We are a group of 60 people, including students, social and environmental leaders and advocates from the countryside and the city, representatives of native peoples, actresses, actors, and film and performing arts workers.
Nona Fernández (based on signs and graffiti).
Chamila Rodríguez and Galut Alarcón
Text: Nona Fernández (based on signs and graffiti). Direction: Chamila Rodríguez and Galut Alarcón. Direction of Film Editing and Sound Design: Galut Alarcón. Direction of Photography: Víctor Rojas, Matías Baeza. Still Photography: Pepe Guzmán. Assistant Directors: Mario Benavente, Nino Aguilera and Alejandro Flores. Visual Design and Communication: Taty Mella and Marcos Correa. Music: Silvio Paredes, Luis Tata Bigorra and Jaime Cuyanao / WAIKIL. Voice Over: Chamila Rodríguez. Steadycam: Daniel Miranda Bianchini. Camera Assistant: Yerko Ramírez. Production Director: Chamila Rodríguez. Executive Production: POETASTROS. General Production: Jonathan Osorio and Erick Aeschlimann. Production: Jorge Suazo, Enrique León, Jaime Gaete and Valeria Preisler. Sound: Jorge Martínez and Andrés Polonsky. DIT: Cristián Robles. DIT Assistant: Pamela González. Makeup: Andrea Pozo and Javiera Bulnes. Catering / Chef: Natalia Avendaño. Image Postproduction: DiásporaMEDIA. Color: Claudio Aguilar. Sound Postproduction: IRREPETIBLE FILMS, Marcos Salazar. Credits and Animations: Matías Avilés. Legal Consultant: Gianfranco Raglianti.
Students - Actresses - Actors - Social and environmental activists: Claudia di Girólamo, Oscar Hernández, Shenda Román, Daniel Muñoz, Norma Hueche, Néstor Cantillana, María Paz Grandjean, Julio Milostich, Mariana Loyola, Gastón Salgado, Paola Lattus, Max Meriño, Nona Fernández, Amparo Noguera, Arturo Rossel, Gabriela Arancibia, Ernesto Anacona, Daniela Ramírez, Claudia Pérez, Cristián Waman, Rocío Toscano, Vicente Iribarren, Lizet Alvarado, Horacio Videla, Roxana Naranjo, Ignacio Achurra, Lía Celeste, Ralph Batiste, Verónica Vilches, Nathalie Joignant , Carmencita F. Elgueta, Elías Quevedo, Amanda Vivanco, Takury Rodríguez, Eva Sánchez, Chamila Rodríguez.