In the context of the traditional Mundialito de Fútbol that has been held for almost 60 years in Tocopilla, the Film Football Festival of the province of Tocopilla, the capital of national football, will be held for the first time from February 15 to 19.
This cultural initiative -totally free- will surprise with a wide sample of films whose central theme is football. Among them stands out the premiere of the unpublished documentary “White Condors”, and the realization of interesting conversations with special guests such as the Pampino writer and Chilean poet Hernán Rivera Letelier, as well as the sports journalist Grace Lazcano.
Four days of cultural celebration will have Tocopilla, María Elena and Quillagua, with the Tocopilla Film Football Festival, organized and produced by the Cultural Corporation of the Chilean Chamber of Construction and which has the support of SQM, which will offer a wide entertainment grill for the whole family. This festival will surprise adults and children for free, in different outdoor areas and with an entertaining billboard.
On Wednesday 16, at 12:00 pm, a conversation will be held in María Elena with Hernán Rivera Letelier about his novel “El fantasista”, on which the film “El último Juego” was based. In this regard, the poet and writer hopes to tell his experience about football in the Pampas.
“When we were in those endless afternoons of the Pampas, in which there was nothing else to see or do, suddenly a soccer ball appeared and the afternoon became magical. The Pampinos owe a lot to football because it took us out of boredom and we rejoiced in pichangas of 40 old men per side, “said the northern writer.
Matias Awad, general manager of the CChC Cultural Corporation, comments that “developing this Festival has us very happy because it is the type of activity that makes sense to us as a Corporation. It connects us with the communities, we establish bridges and dialogue with the regions, we contribute to artistic development, cultural participation and the enhancement of traditions as deep-rooted as the Mundialito de Tocopilla”.
Meanwhile, Pablo Pisani, manager of Communities NY and Public Affairs of SQM, stressed that: “As a company we are very proud to be part of the traditional Mundialito and contribute to resume this initiative that was stopped by the pandemic. This 2022 we strengthen this sporting event with the realization of the Tocopilla Football Film Festival, which in parallel to the Mini World Cup contemplates the development of a series of recreational activities, allowing us to unite two worlds: the sports and the cultural, in pursuit of the neighbors of Tocopilla, María Elena and Quillagua. This initiative is part of the “Our People” axis of our Sustainability Plan aimed at the sustainable and integral development of those who live in the communities surrounding our operations”.
All programming details are available on www.festivalfutbolcine.cl and on the festival’s social networks.