So Much More Than Style: “Chile Estyle” Tells a People’s History at World Premiere in NYC

Making its Environment Premiere in New York at the City Earth Film Festival this month (Oct 26-30), Chile Estyle testifies to the strong role street art, graffiti, and political muralism have experienced on metropolis citizens for a long time.

Santiago de Chile has been cited for a long time as an international progenitor of political and consequential street art – owing perhaps to its muralism advocating social improve as early as the 1960s in parallel with the college student motion in Paris and the beginning of graffiti movements in Philadelphia and New York. The documentary illustrates how professional-general public antecedents like Mexican muralists shaped what was to occur – like David Alfaro Siqueiros, who made use of partitions to converse with the citizenry in the 1930s and 40s at property and in Chile.

Drawing a narrative line from supporting indigenous and performing persons to the Ramona Parra Brigade of political painting during Pinochet´s dictatorship, to the pixaçao scene in Brazil, and to the stencil society in Argentina, you see the forces inspiring all manner of grafiteros to make their mark in Santiago, Valparaiso, and other locations of the place. With a sense of conviction, Chile Estyle exhibits that many origins of this worldwide motion went far past design and style.

To give context to the gravitas driving the motion, the movie features interviews and profiles of people today like  Brigadas Ramona Parra founder Mono González, American urban lifestyle photographer and videographer Henry Chalfant, graffiti pioneers Cekis and Unwell, indigenous Mapuche artist collectives Alapinta and Aner & Tikay. It also certifies a gender counterbalance in a scene normally stereotyped as ‘boys only’ with a appear at the highly effective women’s street society motion courtesy Bisy, Juana Perez and Anis.

Chile Estyle: The Background Of Road Art In Chile. A movie by Pablo Aravena. (image still from the film courtesy of Really hard Bop Movies)

With Chile Estyle the documentary filmmaker Pablo Aravena directs viewers towards a richer appreciation for the spirit and motivation that drives Chile’s distinctive road artwork tradition a veritable remix of model and material foretelling the world/neighborhood character of today’s artwork-in-the-streets.

We’re informed that Mr. Aravena will be in attendance for the opening on October 29th, along with some special guests. We will not pass up this one. New York graffiti old skoolers like to say, “know your heritage.” Serious heads will not miss out on this better expanse of history possibly.

Chile Estyle: The Background Of Avenue Art In Chile. A movie by Pablo Aravena. (photograph continue to from the motion picture courtesy of Tricky Bop Films)


“Chile Estyle” @chileestyle Earth Premiere at  @urbanworldff Urbanworld Movie Pageant 2022 Oct 26-30 taking place in New York Town! 

Chile Estyle Screening day:

Sat, Oct 29th, 4:45 PM @ Cinépolis – Theater 9


260 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

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