In November 2012, we celebrated 10 years of theatre in the Colina 1 prison. Letters and videos came from the many people from Chile and around the world who have collaborated with this experience.
We acknowledge the ground-breaking work of Teatro Pasmi who initiated the experience, also the strength and commitment of those who have participated over the years, as well as those who continue to participate in and coordinate the work.
In November 2012, Lily Duffau of the Spanish Cultural Centre in Chile interviewed the Colectivo on the Centre’s radio station, as part of a special program for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Click this link to hear the interview (in Spanish):
Colectivo Sustento in collaboration with the International Community Theatre Festival-ENTEPOLA, brought together more than 30 theatre workers, artists, teachers & social workers from the UTEM, Corrections and Juvenile Services who work in prisons and excluded communities.More / Más…
“Hand up!” documents the collaboration between Fénix & Ilusiones, Teatro Pasmi and Acteurs de l’Ombre (Belgium) during 2010-2011. The documentary is directed by Víctor Robles and the trailer was co-produced in 2012 with Colectivo Sustento ///
Script/narration: Gabriel Jiménez
Original music: Claudio Cancino and Felipe Sanhueza
This mini documentary was made in 2008 by Víctor Robles with Teatro Pasmi and, although years have passed, it is still a relevant tool to explain the context of the work of Fénix & Ilusiones in the Colina 1 prison in Santiago-Chile. The prisoners themselves speak of their experiences of theatre and writing. We work from the premise that every person plays roles in their life, so why not do theatre with prisoners? There are short glimpses of the performances and the documentary ends with the presentation of “I die therefore I am” (Jorge Díaz) at the International Community Theatre Festival-ENTEPOLA 2008, in front of an audience of 3,000 people.