Relentless Memory

Cannes Docs

Relentless Memory

Original title: Memoria Implacable

Directed by: Paula RODRIGUEZ SICKERT

Produced by: Paola CASTILLO VILLAGRÁN (Errante Producciones, Chile), Gema JUAREZ ALLEN (Gema Films, Argentina)

Country of production: Chile, Argentina

Runtime: 80'

Expected release: October, 2023

Production stage: Post-production

Budget: €265.200 (85% in place)

1st feature: No

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Margarita, a young Mapuche academic, discovers in an unknown archive in Berlin the testimonies of Mapuche prisoners who were expelled from their territories during the military invasions that founded Argentina and Chile. Moved by the discovery, she embarks on a journey to retrace the deportation routes of her ancestors.

Director’s profile:

Paula Rodríguez Sickert studied Architecture at the HdK and Film and Television at the DFFB in Berlin. Her work mainly portrays social and cultural issues related to Latin America. Some of her documentaries, such as Primeros pasos and Los hijos de Pinochet (Arte-SWR, Germany), have won awards at international film festivals, and together with others, such as Isabel Allende (Arte NDR, Germany), have been distributed on different television channels around the world. Her latest work is the renowned documentary about the artist Alfredo Jaar, “JAAR el lamento de las imágenes”. He has directed reports in different parts of the world, for the German international channel Deutsche Welle and the German Agency for International Cooperation GIZ.

Producer’s profile:

Producer, screenwriter and director of documentary films. She directs the production house Errante; Founder and Executive Director of the Chilean Documentary Corporation CCDoc, and Chief Executive of the sectorial brand Chiledoc. She teaches Film and TV at the Universidad de Chile and Audiovisual Direction at the Universidad Católica. Since 2020 she is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences AMPAS. His productions include the Chilean-Brazilian co-production Haydee and the Flying Fish, the award-winning Canadian-Chilean co-production Cielo, and Allende My Grandfather Allende, Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival 2015. He has directed award-winning documentaries in different national and international festivals such as Frontera, Genoveva, 74m2, La última huella and Niños del paraíso.