Sunday, September 15, 2013
Trans Alta Arts Barns
10330 – 84 Avenue
Funded in part by the Edmonton Arts Council
Voy Soñando, Voy Caminando (I go Dreaming, I go Walking) begins with a young fishermans’ son Emilio Gonzalez, played by Alejandro Moreno, that breaks from the family tradition of becoming a fisherman in a defiant manner and enrolls in the University in Santiago months before the September 11, 1973 military coup. Discovering his own identity he becomes involved in the student movement that supports the existing government of President Salvador Allende Gossens. While at university he meets Amanda, played by Marina Mair-Sanchez and through volunteer work they become politically conscious leading to their increased involvement in the student and Popular Unity movement of the time.
When the military coup transpires, Emilio is caught in the middle of the chaos; leading to a difficult decision…to either leave the country and people he loves, or continue to face the political persecution of the military coup and perhaps even death.