The Unspeakable

Lo indecible
Director: Carolina Astudillo Muñoz

Chile, Spain, Documentary, 2012, 14 min, spanish with english and lithuanian subtitles, V
In November 1974, the Principal of a small school in Santiago was kidnapped and taken to a detention centre by State agents, who accused her of belonging to the Revolutionary Left Movement. Her account, more than a memory of her stay in a clandestine centre, is focused on the impossibility of narrating an experience like this. In the film, men in current read statements of women prisoners under the Chilean dictatorship, reporting the different ways of torture and sexual violence exerted specifically against women.
About the director:
Carolina Astudillo Muñoz (born in 1975 in Santiago, Chile) is a documentary filmmaker based in Barcelona (Spain). She studied social communication at the University of Santiago (Chile), filmmaking at the Catholic University of Chile and documentary filmmaking at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). She has always been inspired by women and their relationship to political struggle and collective / personal memory. Her first documentary film “Of Monsters and Skirts” (2008) evokes the years in jail of a group of women under the Franco Dictatorship told by their daughters. “The Unspeakable” is her second short documentary film.
Section: Identity

Screenplay: Carolina Astudillo Muñoz, German Scelso

Dir. of Photography: Sebastián Caro, Germán Scelso