Directed by Christopher Murray, Josefina Buschmann, Israel Pimental • Documentary • 2019 • 124 minutes
A cinematic mosaic depicting Pope Francis’ 2018 visit to Chile, God explores the constant tension between the social creation of God in different communities and the tensions that define modern-day Chilean society.
Despite the Catholic church’s best efforts, the pews are increasingly empty, while in the streets, people are demonstrating their anger against institutionalized power, protesting for LGBTQ rights, the depenalization of abortion, and in support of the Mapuche people. Instead of a divine revelation, what comes to light is the profound social differences of a country.
God was directed by a collective of seventeen young Chilean filmmakers from the group MAFI – Mapa fílmico de un país (Filmic Map of a Country), led by Christopher Murray, Israel Pimentel, and Josefina Buschmann.
“A funny, clever, fascinating film... The noise and ballyhoo in this fast-paced film are tempered with quieter touching moments such as when an elderly man (who is dying and in a hospice), talks to his wife about their joint faith and God. An excellent film.” —LIVING IN NYON