Santiago de Chile

1992 00:53:46 col. and b&w

Santiago de Chile, 1.500.000 inhabitants, is today recovering from the umpteenth dictatorship and from the exodus of intellectuals. Visual artist Juan Davila (Santiago, 1946) returned from Australia, where he had been living since 1974, especially for this film. He holds a dialogue with his colleague Eugenio Dittborn (Santiago, 1944) about dictatorship, staying or leaving, elitism and childhood. Two critics, Ariana Valdes (Santiago, 1944) and the immigrant Nelly Richard (Caen, 1948) discuss the period 1977 - 1983, when the visual arts were flourishing under full dictatorship. At the same time, in his atelier, Arturo Duclos (Santiago, 1959) paints away all ideologies. Part of the BRTN (Belgian radio and television broadcast network) television series ’Schone Kunsten, Ver Weg’ (’Fine Arts, Far Away’).

Directed by Cornelis, Jef
With Dittborn, Eugenio
With Richard, Nelly
With Valdes, Adriana
With Duclos, Arturo
With Davila, Juan
Camera in-'t-Ven, Roger
Sound recording Jacobs, Jo
Graphics Boeye, Helga
Editing Staes, Dany
Linguistic advice Theus, Carlos
Music selection De Decker, George
Mixing Godon, Guido
Produced in collaboration with Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap Administratie Externe Betrekkingen
Production Sauwen, Rik
Produced by BRTN (Dienst Kunst)
Production assistance Binnemans, Eva