Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America

Mon, Jul 23 at 7:30PM

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Ollin: Social Justice Film Series presents director Rodrigo H. Vila’s documentary film MERCEDES SOSA: THE VOICE OF LATIN AMERICA! Released in 2013, this documentary chronicles the life and influence of Argentine singer, Mercedes Sosa. Drawing upon a rich background of Argentine folk music, Sosa was one of the primary artists to give rise to “nueva canción,” a social movement and musical genre which gave voice and empowered many people across Latin America. Together with her family, Sosa toured with world in the '60s and '70s performing her music. Despite her international success, Sosa was exiled from Argentina by a hostile military dictatorship. Heralded as the "voice of the voiceless ones," Sosa successfully produced over four decades of work which still inspire causes today. The film features Chico Buarque, Elba Bustelo, and David Byrne.

Presented by Latino Network and Hollywood Theatre.

Guest Passes: Guest Passes and Member Guest Passes accepted.