Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America

Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America

Mercedes Sosa and Fabian Matus in 1970, as seen in MERCEDES SOSA: THE VOICE OF LATIN AMERICA, a film by Rodrigo Vila. A First Run Features release.

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Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America (2013/2014)

Opened: 01/24/2014 Limited

Cinema Village01/24/2014 - 02/06/201414 days

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Genre: Spanish Documentary (English, Spanish, Portuguese and French w/ English subtitles)

Rated: Unrated


Journey into the world of Argentina's most famous musical artist in Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America. Over a career that spanned 50 years, Sosa sold millions of records, performed thousands of concerts all over the world, and left behind an incredible legacy as an artist who went beyond the borders of music to become one of the most influential -- and loved -- personalities of the 20th century.

This intimate documentary reveals Sosa's early life and her rise to worldwide stardom, and explores the impact she had on the musical -- and political -- heritage of Latin America... and the world.

Filmmaker Biography

Rodrigo H. Vila graduated from university as a Communication Media Producer in 1993. Following graduation, he worked as director and producer for various broadcasters and networks. In 1998, he founded Cinema 7 Films and has been EDN member since 2005. For the last three year,s Vila has served as the Director of the International Forum Doc Meeting Argentina. He has filmed original content for international broadcasters in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico, USA, Spain, France, England, Scotland, Germany, China and Japan.

A five-time nominee, Rodrigo Vila has won two Martin Fierro Awards as Best International Production (the most prestigious award in Argentina), and recently won the Carlos Gardel Award for Best Documentary on DVD.