Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America

2014

Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America (2014)

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Journey into the world of Argentina's most famous musical artist in Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America. Over a career that spanned 50 years, Sosa sold millions of records, performed thousands of concerts all over the world, and left behind an incredible legacy as an artist who went beyond the borders of music to become one of the most influential - and loved - personalities of the 20th century. This intimate documentary reveals Sosa's early life and her rise to worldwide stardom, and explores the impact she had on the musical heritage of Latin America...and the world. (c) First Run Features

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An enjoyable if standard bio-docu that gives equal weight to Mercedes Sosa's voice, life and politics.

Jan 28, 2014 | Full Review…
Variety
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Suffers from its overly insular and hagiographic perspective, but in its best moments it well illustrates the reasons for her musical influence and social importance.

Jan 24, 2014 | Full Review…

The lack of background information and connective tissue makes the film feel incomplete.

Jan 23, 2014 | Full Review…

To many she was a saint, but there's only so much adoration one can take before longing for a more down-to-earth perspective.

Jan 21, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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Alas, all [the] film can do to make its case for Sosa's significance is trot out subjects who compare her to Joan Baez, Ella Fitzgerald, and, most puzzlingly, "Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney in one," without elaboration.

Jan 21, 2014 | Full Review…

But if a certain sentimentality means that there is a little too much included, the film also benefits from the obvious emotion that the contributors all pour into it.

May 15, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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