Una historia nunca contada desde abajo

Regina De Miguel
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Una historia nunca contada desde abajo [A Story Never Told from Below] as its starting point takes one of the most unusual and radical cases in the history of communication technologies: Cybersyn or Synco project. This project, led by the visionary cybernetic Stafford Beer, took place in Chile between 1971 and 1973 during the government of President Salvador Allende, emerging from being frustrated due to the coup led by Augusto Pinochet.

From the history of this "machine of Liberty", which proposed to "deliver the tools of science to the people," and other paradigmatic scenarios linked to the notion of disappearance and underground knowledge, a filmic narrative, divided into acts arises between the historical documentary, science / political fiction and psychological portrait.

Utopias, even the most revolutionary, always show the systematic failures of when they were made; this audiovisual essay is at this junction trying to think what is behind the positivists and widespread uses of technologies, showing the conditions in this case propitiated and later canceled.

As a timeless-narrative-machine it places us in the dissolution of the distance between humanity and technology deep into the cracks it produces.

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  • Title: Una historia nunca contada desde abajo
  • Direction: Regina De Miguel
  • Production: 2017.
  • Team:

    Original soundtrack: Lucrecia Dalt
    Col·laboració en el textos: Lucía Lijtmaer
    Animacions 3d: Miguel Ángel García
    Guió: Regina de Miguel
    Edició: Carlos Fernández Pello

  • Duration: 01:09:38
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Original format: HD 1920x1080
  • Formats: HD 1920x1080
  • TV systems: NTSC - PAL
  • License: Copyright