Inti Illimani. Where the Clouds Sing is a documentary on the story of the Chilean band, playing and singing on the surge of intense memories and revitalized enthusiasm that immediately propels them into the future. A journey into the famili ...
Viva Chile: Inti Illimani. Where the Clouds Sing
Inti Illimani. Where the Clouds Sing is a documentary on the story of the Chilean band, playing and singing on the surge of intense memories and revitalized enthusiasm that immediately propels them into the future. A journey into the familiar thread running through the Inti Illimani story, and also a discovery of what sparked the turning point that opened up new roads of renewal for the band. Music remains the most immediate form of cultural transmission and cultures, though uprooted from their homelands, can never be lost. The themes of memory, cultural roots, and the fundamental values of life are distilled in this movie which, as all journeys worthy of the name, have a surprise in store: an encounter with one of Italy's most famous singer composers, Daniele Silvestri. The film documents this moment with images of a unique concert-event of exciting artistic impact and which is, above all, a moving symbol of the brotherhood of humanity. According to Silvestri, "the Inti are like a train that set out more than forty years ago and that has never stopped since. Even when history and time tried to, the train did not stop, not only thanks to its admirable force and conviction, but above all because an entire world wanted, and wants, that train to keep going."
Forty years in the history of the Inti Illimani through their live music performances and interviews of the current members of the Chilean band. Historic figures relate the story of these musicians who, suddenly exiled, brought Chile to the world and became vehicles of some of the fundamental messages in the struggle for freedom. Today Inti Illimani is an exchange between historic members of the band and young musicians with formal musical training. The latter bring to the band a technical and artistic background that is refined and elevated. Though roots in South American folk music are still the band's winning and distinctive element, music production has a new energy and richly draws upon experimentation.
Country: Italy, Chile (2007)
Release Date: 25-11-2011
Juan Flores Luza