Salvador Allende assumes the presidency of Chile November 3, 1970, begining with a revolutionary process that had never been seen before, that sought access to socialism through peaceful and democratic means. This milestone marks a completely new and difficult task for our country that will include a military coup, 17 years of dictatorship and an ongoing process of “transition to democracy”.
In recent years of “transition to democracy” we have witnessed great social mobilization. The fact that thousands of Chileans have taken to the streets to express their discontent and demand profound changes in the system was ” something” quite unusual in the daily life of a country that boasted an exemplary political stability and where marches and protests were limited to memories of dictatorship.
No doubt that the motor of these aspirations come from the generation that was born around the 80s and grew up in the ’90s in a context where social debate was numb, due to the transactions and political consensus made by past generations and of which young people cannot be made responsible.
Students, environmentalists, native indians and sexual minorities are part of a social movement that has awakened and from which the true nuances of our society emerge, we do not know if this will just be a movement of passing trend or the origin of a profound social change. What is indisputable is that we are dealing with a renewed generational ideology that seeks to be a builder of new realities, a shake to the prevailing status quo in our country that suggests the current transformation of Chilean society.
The eruption of this social movement brings us many questions about our past and our future, about who we are and who we want to be. We believe that the understanding of our present requires a critical review of the events that have shaped the political identity of our country, our generation demands a contemporary and provocative review of these facts, and we believe that this review can only come from asking new questions.
A group of modern State Ministers try to advise the President Salvador Allende in his last days and save his government. Will they be able to change history? Can they avoid the 17-year dictatorship ahead and the consequences we drag until today? From this fictional situation we will be reviewing and confronting various milestones that will reveal the political class and violence that has characterized our country.
“The imagination of the future” is not an accurate historical account known to all, but a free, brazen and impudent fiction, based on events that have shaped our political identity.
Director: Marco Layera
Asistent Director: Nicolás Herrera
Text: La Re-sentida
Cast: Carolina Palacios, Pedro Muñoz, Benjamín Westfall, Nicolás Herrera, Alejandro Goic, Carolina de la Maza, Benjamín Cortés, Diego Acuña.
Design: Pablo de la Fuente
Vocal Coaching: Ema Pinto
Dance Coaching: Paula Scur, Felipe Vera
Production: La Re-sentida
Premiere: may 2013