In 2019 the Chilean social outbreak. People take to the streets every day in order to demand dignity for the people and with this it is possible to call a plebiscite for a new Constitution. This is how stories and stories appear that reflect the need for a country that requires changes. Images that reveal the violence with which the State has faced the crisis and the tenacity with which different people decide to fight for a more just, egalitarian and inclusive Chile.
Raúl Zavala: actor, photographer, filmmaker, and one of the founders of the Ficticia production company. He has participated in directing video clips, plays, and audiovisual collaborations. Simbiosis is his first audiovisual short film, filmed in the context of the Social Revolt in Chile.
It seems to me of first necessity to be very present in the whole process that Chile is going through. We all understand what is happening, we are part of the new story. I went to Plaza de la Dignidad for several days. When I returned home, I thought about people, about meeting, looking into each other’s eyes, being alive … I tried to unite all those feelings, those causes that led me to the term “Symbiosis”.
This new Constitution needs a lot of empathy and this short film puts it to the test.
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