THE PEOPLE´S TRAIN OF CULTURE

EL TREN POPULAR DE LA CULTURA

By Carolina ESPINOZA

QUECHUA FILMS - as SALES / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, World

Historical - Completed 2015

“The People’s Train of Culture” is a documentary film that tells the story of a government initiative of Salvador Allende, President of Chile from 1970 to 1973, the objective of which was to bring culture closer to those who had no access to it.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Historical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • CHILE, SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 60 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Carolina ESPINOZA
    • Writer(s)
    • Carolina ESPINOZA, Juan Martín OTEGUI
    • Producer(s)
    • Kika VALDÉZ, Carolina ESPINOZA (Sociedad Sonora)
    • Synopsis
    • “The People’s Train of Culture” is a film documentary which tells the story of an initiative of the government of Salvador Allende, President of Chile from 1970 to1973, the objective of which was to bring culture closer to those who had no access to it. It was part of the 40th measure of Allende’s programme of government which aimed to create a National Institute of Arts and Culture and colleges of art in all the country’s provinces. The story of the Train looks to establish links with some aspects of the educational and cultural initiatives of Spain’s Second Republic, such as the Pedagogic Missions, the Theatre of the People, the Theatre of La Barraca.

      In Chile in February 1971, sixty artists travelled by train more than1,000 kilometres south of the capital, bringing different artistic disciplines to people who had no access to forms of cultural representation. Forming a caravan of poets, folklorists, singers, comics, actors and actresses and even mimes, they performed day after day before the expectant eyes of the peasants of Linares or Chillán, the coal miners of Lota, indigenous Mapuche workers, or to the south of Puerto Montt.
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