The Resurrection of Victor Jara - Official Trailer
This feature documentary presents the heroic yet tragic story of Victor Jara: from his rise to prominence as a noted theater director, to his years as a folk-inspired troubadour, finally to his horrific execution at the hands of a fascist military regime -- a junta responsible for summarily executing or 'disappearing' thousands of Chilean citizens. The film also brings Victor's story up to date, turning the camera lens on his powerful and unexpected cultural resurgence in recent years. This 'resurrection' is not accidental -- it's the result of many years of hard work and courageous steps taken by fans, family and determined supporters. Their efforts have paid off: once clandestine, Victor is today a powerful symbol of the struggle for human rights and social justice -- not just in South America, but worldwide. Some of today's most prominent artists, along with Victor's friends and family, have joined together to tell his story. Among them: Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Emma Thompson, Peter Gabriel, Judy Collins, Jackson Browne, Victor's widow Joan Jara, and Bono, who wrote about Victor in the classic U2 song, One Tree Hill. Also included: interviews and performances by such legendary Chilean music groups as Quilapayun, Illapu, and Inti-illimani, plus many younger musicians, among them Luis LeBert of Chile and Leon Gieco of neighboring Argentina. The Resurrection of Victor Jara chronicles a tragedy of the past that still echoes ominously today -- an eerie reminder of our tenuous hold on freedom and the precious human rights we often take for granted.