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Cien niños esperando un tren

Ignacio Agüero, Chile 1988, 56 Min. Min., OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Dominga Sotomayor

For more than 20 weeks, Alicia Vega has been travelling every Saturday to one of Santiago's slums, Lo Hermida, to conduct a film workshop for children. Many of the children have never been to a cinema. They learn the techniques that preceded the invention of cinema, watch films by the Lumière brothers and Charlie Chaplin, and make their own films. Ignacio Agüero not only documents Vega's impressive work, but poetically illustrates the power of cinema, which oscillates between fantasy and reality, against the background of the end of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. 

Dominga Sotomayor (*1985, Santiago de Chile) is a director, writer, and producer, co-founder of CINESTACIóN and artistic director at CCC Centro de Cine y Creación. Her first feature film Thursday till Sunday (2012) won the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival. In 2015, she premiered Mar (2014) at the Berlinale Forum. For Too Late To Die Young (2018) she became the first woman to receive the Leopard for Best Direction at Locarno Film Festival. Currently, she is a Visitor Professor at Harvard Art, Film and Visual Studies Department.