Praise for Rodrigo H. Vila's MERCEDES SOSA: The Voice of Latin America
"Bereaved but resilient, the sound of the monumental Argentine folk singer heard in Rodrigo H. Vila’s biographical documentary 'Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America' conveys eons of suffering and survival. You don’t have to understand Spanish, Sosa’s primary language, to be moved by an instrument that expressed the sorrows and hopes of the world’s poor and downtrodden with a profound empathy." - Stephen Holden, New York Times
"The documentary succeeds in conveying not just the bare facts of her life, but something of her magic, both to longtime fans and to those less familiar with her work."
- Noah Berlatsky, The Dissolve
"Mercedes Sosa could be considered the Latin American Bob Dylan - if Dylan had been arrested right on stage in Argentina during the height of oppression under the military junta of Jorge Videla, her release and subsequent exile in Europe secured only by an international uproar.”- Wayne Lockwood, New York Daily News
"An intimate portrait tracing Mercedes Sosa’s forty year career as a folk singer from her start in Argentina to her tours around the globe. Featuring unforgettable performances that span Sosa’s 60-year career and interviews with musicians like Pablo Milanes, Chico Buarque and David Byrne, this stirring portrait takes us on an in-depth, intimate journey through her life, revealing an artist who became one of the most influential personalities of the 20th century." - Vanessa Erazo, Remezcla
"Rodrigo H. Vila's documentary Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America is 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... Vila's film is blessed with a bounty of film and audio recordings of her, both onstage and off, mingling with intimates and fans, as well as interviews with the artist." - David Noh, Film Journal International
"Sosa was a key figure in Latin America music who well deserves screen tribute."
- Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America is likely to be treasured by Sosa’s loyal fans."
- This Week in NY