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Songs of Repression

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Songs of Repression

Available November 19 at 10:00 amDecember 2 at 11:59 pm only

At the foot of the Andes Mountains in Chile lies the idyllic Villa Baviera, a German colony and tourist attraction. But behind the beauty, the residents of the colony attempt to cope with traumatic years of abuse, religious fanaticism, and complicity in the worst atrocities of the Pinochet regime. Winner of the DOX:Award at CPH:DOX 2020, Songs of Repression creates a stark contrast between the physical beauty of the colony and the deep trauma felt by its residents.

Pricing and Film Availability Info:

  • Admission to the series will be sold either as an all-access pass or à la carte, available only in the JBFC Virtual Marquee.
  • Pricing is $65 (members), $75 (nonmembers) for the all-access pass, or $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers) per film.
  • All films will be available for the entire length of the series—films will become available at 10:00 am on November 19 and will be available until 11:59pm on December 2. Once a film is started, passholders will have 48 hours to finish, regardless of when in the series they start the film.

"Estephan Wagner and Marianne Hougen-Moraga achieve something remarkable in Songs of Repression"
Carmen Gray, Modern Times
"A poignant, sensitively handled documentary"
Allan Hunter,
"Represents a rare example of a sober and sensitive exploration of a topic particularly prone to outrage and sensationalism"
Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa

This film is part of the Tales of Europe series.

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