EL VIAJE is a vibrant journey through Chile and its musical tradition, the “Nueva Canción Chilena.” The “Nueva Canción Chilena” became the soundtrack of a generation which took to the streets to protest for their rights and greatly influenced musicians all over the world. One of those musicians is Rodrigo Gonzalez, who emigrated to Germany from Chile in 1974 in the wake of Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship. Today Rod is the bassist of Germany’s most popular punk rock band, DIE ÄRZTE. Rod returns to his homeland, and perhaps more significantly, to his musical roots. His aim is to learn from, to play and record with some of the most important Chilean protest musicians from the 60s and 70s, including a younger generation of musicians influenced by the “Nueva Canción Chilena” tradition.
NAHUEL LOPEZ was born in 1978 in Hamburg. He studied Advertising and Political Science and completed a traineeship at the TV production company Cinecentrum. He then worked as a freelance journalist and commissioning editor. Also active as a writer, pro-ducer and instructor, EL VIAJE is his directorial debut.