The full-bodied richness of Argentine singer Mercedes Sosa’s voice is given equal weight to her life and politics in Rodrigo H. Vila’s bio-docu, developed with the assistance of her son Fabian Matus, who acts as guide and interviewer.
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Sosa's story could fill several docs. In the mid-60s, she helped spawn socially conscious "nueva cancion" music. Recognized by the common people as a powerful voice for the voiceless, Argentine and other Latin American dictatorships viewed her voice as a threat. The doc covers her personal, musical and political life but can be confusing without a knowledge of Latin American history. Worthwhile nonetheless.