Story of My Name

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    Story of My Name

    Historia de mi nombre

    Directed by

    Chile, Brazil


    78 min

    • Spanish


    Chilean documentary maker Karin Cuyul was named after Karin Eitel, a young woman who in 1987 was arrested, and questioned and tortured live on television by Pinochet’s secret police, on the eve of a referendum that brought an end to a quarter-century of terror. Almost 10 years after this shocking broadcast, the director, as a young girl, met the parents of her namesake, and they took a photo of her.
    The director travels through Chile, searching for the origin of this photo, reconstructing her own past and that of her parents, about whom she uncovers hidden aspects. She films most of this odyssey from the safety of her car, supplementing this footage with memories and video. The resulting film reveals both personal and a collective aspects of a painful period of recent Chilean history.


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    Karin Cuyul
    Felipe Bello
    Nicolás Tabilo
    Catalina Marín
    Karin Cuyul

    Karin Cuyul


    Karin Cuyul graduated from Universidad Arcis in Chile in 2011 and completed an Executive Production workshop at EICTV in Cuba. She is a filmmaker and producer. In 2012 she joined MAFI (MApa FIlmico de un país) as a production assistant, going on to work on various films. STORY OF MY NAME, a co-production between Chile and Brazil, is her first feature-length film and was selected in Rotterdam.