UN_CONDOR_3Premiere screening of the documentary “Un Condor” about Sheffield’s own Sergio Contreras first return trip to Chile after 38 years of exile. 

Sheffield Showroom Cinema on Sunday April 9th at 13:15

The film will be introduced by Sergio Contreras

A return journey to the end of the world. The eternal story of people being forced to leave their homes. Yiannis Kolozis’ personal awarded production follows Sergio Contreras in his first return trip to Chile after 38 years. From Sheffield to Punta Arenas, the southern end of the world, from Torres del Paine to Santiago and to the Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth, the documentary follows the story of a man who at 17 was forced to leave Chile’s dictatorship and live his own adventure. Sergio, full of positive energy, does not depict the dramatic story of a Chilean exile, but a composition of all the negative and positive moments in the life of a man who knows how to survive and evolve. Through a road trip from the South to the North of Chile, a personal story is connected to modern world’s history.

From Sheffield to Punta Arenas, the southern end of the world, from Torres del Paine to Santiago and to the Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth, the documentary follows the story of a man who at 17 was forced to leave Chile’s dictatorship and live his own adventure. Sergio, full of positive energy, does not depict the dramatic story of a Chilean exile, but a composition of all the negative and positive moments in the life of a man who knows how to survive and evolve. Through a road trip from the South to the North of Chile, a personal story is connected to modern world’s history.

Sergio Contreras was born into a rich family, his mother was the maid. Passing from a life in which he was kept secret, to a life in poverty, he had to make his own life. He put himself in exile in November 1973, a few months after Pinochet overthrew Allende’s government in Chile. After a long journey, he ended up in Sheffield, England. Thirty-eight years later he decided to do his first trip to Chile since he left.

We follow him through this journey, trying to sense the common time between the past and the present. After a long journey, he ended up in Sheffield, England.

Thirty-eight years later he decided to do his first trip to Chile since he left. We follow him through this journey, trying to sense the common time between the past and the present

He put himself in exile in November 1973, a few months after Pinochet overthrew Allende’s government in Chile. After a long journey, he ended up in Sheffield, England. Thirty-eight years later he decided to do his first trip to Chile since he left. We follow him through this journey, trying to sense the common time between the past and the present

Un Condor has been awarded in festivals in Greece and Europe:

  • Best Directing & 2nd Best Documentary Awards – Chalkida Documentary Festival, Greece, 2015
  • Best Documentary & Audience Award – Athens International Digital Film Festival, Greece, 2015
  • Audience Award – London Greek Film Festival, England, 2016
  • 3rd Best Documentary Feature – Ierapetra Internationa Documentary Festival 2016

www.uncondor.com

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