I Wonder What You Will Remember of September
2004 | 27 minutes | Color/BW | DVD | Subtitled | Order No. 05863
The filmmaker also alludes to what she believes is a deep contradiction within the American consciousness, one that makes it possible to view the 9/11/01 attacks as tragedy, while failing to interpret “outside” events such as the Chilean coup or the invasion of Iraq as such. Cornejo’s mesmerizing experimental film provides a striking new context with which to view the World Trade Center attacks— from the point of view of an immigrant whose home country has endured its own tragedies.
“A poetic essay on the nature of historical rapture and its effect on the individual…”
"Highly recommended as a complimentary item to documentaries about the military coup against President Allende and the resulting government of General Augusto Pinochet."
“With intelligence and a gentle lyrical grace, national identities, borders, and familial relationships are negotiated through the lived memories of another September 11: the 1973 Chilean (Allende/Pinochet) coup.”
“A graceful haunting work…”
“Beautifully intertwines past and present; emigrants and immigrants; us and them to reinstall memory and remind us there was another September 11: that of Chile, 1973.”
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- LASA Award of Merit in Film
- Women in the Director's Chair
- CineFestival en San Antonio
- Puerto Vallarta Film Festival
- Camden International Film Festival
- International Latino Film Festival, San Francisco
- InVideo, Festival of Video Art and Cinema, Milan
- L’alternativa, Festival de Cine Independiente de Barcelona
- FIDOCS, Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago, Chile
- 1588 Minutes de Cinéma Chilien Documentaire, Paris
- MoMA Documentary Fortnight
- Gene Siskel Film Center
- Barbados International Film and Video Festival
Cecilia Cornejo Sotelo is a documentary filmmaker, artist, and educator engaging rural communities in southern Minnesota in a multilayered exploration of home and belonging. Locally rooted yet globally minded, her work examines notions of belonging and the immigrant experience while exploring the traces of historical trauma on people and places.
An inaugural recipient of the 2020 McKnight Fellowship for Community-Engaged Artists, Cecilia’s work has received support from multiple organizations, including the Minnesota State Arts Board, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and the Jerome Foundation. Her film work has shown at venues such as MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight, the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, Cine las Americas (Texas), L’Alternativa (Spain), InVideo (Italy), Melbourne Latin American Film Festival (Australia), Puerto Vallarta International Film Festival (Mexico) and Festival de Cine Pobre (Cuba). (09/21)