|Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America
A film by Rodrigo H. Vila
93 minutes, documentary, color, 2013
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.
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"A skylark who sang truth to power in Argentina. Bereaved but resilient, the sound of the monumental Argentine folk singer conveys eons of suffering and survival. You don't have to understand Spanish to be moved by an instrument that expressed the sorrows and hopes of the world's poor and downtrodden with a profound empathy." - The New York Times
"Mercedes Sosa could be considered the Latin American Bob Dylan." - New York Daily News
"A deeply loving portrait, with a leisurely pace that proves quite rewarding, as it encourages a rich immersion in the music and persona of its great subject." - Film Journal