"Songs of Repression" co-director.
Marianne Hougen-Moraga has lived and worked in Denmark, Chile, Spain and the UK. She has directed 4 documentary shorts that have been widely screened internationally. In each of them she proves an extraordinary ability to get into the most intimate spheres of her protagonists, with a great sense of respect and humanity. Both trauma and the sense of belonging are recurrent themes in her work. Marianne holds an MA in Screen Documentary from Goldsmiths College, University of London (UK) and an MA in Media Theory from University of Copenhagen (Denmark).
Estephan Wagner and Marianne Hougen-Moraga are the directors of the film. They have directed one film together and worked together on four previous films. Privately they are also a couple. Both Estephan and Marianne are filming the material and the characters. They both have a unique presence and ability to build trust, making characters feel safe even in the most adverse situation. Their German and Chilean background – as well as Estephan’s family’s ties to the elite in the former colony and Marianne’s family’s ties to persecuted and suppressed left-wing groups during the Pinochet era – make them the ideal director team for this film.