Spanish with English subtitles

“…it shakes you to the core [...] Recommended for all generations – those of us who lived through those years, those who saw our children in peril, and those who are only now realizing that history is more than learning dates, parrot style.” —La Segunda

Eleven Chileans born under Pinochet’s dictatorship take to the stage to reconstruct scenes from their parents’ past and reconcile a collective history. Somewhere between stunt doubles and historians, they don their parents’ clothes and draw words from photos, letters, and recordings in this raw and honest act of storytelling. With the youthful energy of a new generation, and bolstered by original live music, the cast poetically performs truth on stage. The Year I Was Born operates at the border of reality and memory and the intersection of national history and private stories.