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Spanish with English subtitles

Eight years after being raped on a beach near Santiago, a young filmmaker arms a kaleidoscope with dozens of video diaries, showing the wounds of the abuse, the re-victimizing legal proceedings, and the friendship that accompanies it. In a voyage from which the question arises: What is rape, really, and when does it end?

About the Director

Carolina Moscoso Briceño holds a Master’s in Creative Documentary from Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona. She has worked as a director and editor in several video clip, animation, visual, and theater projects. Night Shot is her first documentary film. She is currently developing her next film Nunca ser policía and is working on the editing of Históricas, directed by Javiera Court and Grace Lazcano.

Notes on Film

If I could write what happened after the rape, I would say that it was an abysmal feeling from which nothing equal to what existed before could arise. Millions of emotions that could not be hidden or organized. To this chaos, they now return, as clues to help me see, the images I have made since I had my first camera at the age of 15. A filming habit that continued after the rape.

The investigation carried out for the film, the letter my mother sent me, and the last rape in progress, led me to decide to re-open the unfinished trial of the rapist. But he committed the crime when he was a minor and the trial expired. There is nothing to do, there will be no culprit, and this discovery becomes part of the film. Justice does not operate in rape cases.

I enter a path of dark, fragile, and insistent areas, where cinema, above all, has emerged and remained inseparable from me to help me think. I repeatedly invite myself to interrogate this wound and the film that emerges could resemble the long conversation I have with the wounds.

Every day there are women raped. Not only in Chile but throughout America and the world. And not just today, but millennia of the same. We are all in this reality, conveniently silenced until now. This silence is a reason for making the film, but also, I also try to relate the internal experience after a breakup. A path that is also the path of others who have suffered at some point. I make this film to reflect on the pain that any wound leaves, looking for an image of the oscillating and dizzying experience of living.

– Carolina Moscoso Briceño, Director