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Film stil from "Oasis" by Tamara Uribe and Felipe Morgado. It shows a beach right next to an industrial site. People are swimming in the water and sitting on the beach.
Still from OASIS by Tamara Uribe and Felipe Morgado © Antonio Luco, Daniela Camino, MAFI
  • Director

    Tamara Uribe, Felipe Morgado

  • Chile / 2024
    80 min / Original version with English subtitles

  • Original language


Chile is known as South America’s blooming oasis, at once marked by neo-liberalism and high economic growth, but also by poverty, social inequality and the legacy of the Pinochet military dictatorship. In October 2019, shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic, proposed fare increases for public transport let to protests in the capital, which spread like wildfire across most of the country and grew into a varied movement for constitutional and economic reform. Over a period of three years, extending to the failure of the Constitutional Convention in 2022 and the political backlash that followed, Tamara Uribe and Felipe Morgado capture the events and their topography in sequences presented without commentary, giving the activist forces a face without siding against any of the protagonists: whether Indigenous, feminist, militant, anarchist or conservative, they find place for everyone in this formally daring portrait of the era, which functions at the same time as a snapshot. Anyone who joins this journey through a society in the process of awakening will be rewarded with insights into democratic processes, mass protests and their socio-political dynamics. (Irina Bondas)

Tamara Uribe, documentary filmmaker and film programmer. Member of the MAFI Collective since 2013, she participated in the transmedia project MAFIi.tv (2013), which premiered in the IDFA DocLab, and the film Dios (2019), awarded at Visions du Réel. Uribe's directorial debut is the documentary Oasis.

Felipe Morgado, filmmaker, producer and educator. Member of the MAFI Collective since 2014, he has led artistic residencies throughout Chile and participated in community films. He produced the short film Fantasmagoria (2022) by Juan Francisco González, which premiered at DocLisboa. Morgando’s directorial debut is the documentary Oasis.

Production Alba Gaviraghi, Diego Pino Anguita. Production company MAFI Collective (Santiago, Chile). Directed by Tamara Uribe, Felipe Morgado. Screenplay MAFI Collective. Cinematography Adolfo Mesías. Editing Felipe Morgado, Tamara Uribe, Christopher Murray, Andrea Chignoli. Sound design Roberto Espinoza. Sound David Pacheco, Juan Pablo Garretón. Executive producer Alba Gaviraghi, Diego Pino Anguita, Antonio Luco.


Tamara Uribe: 2024: Oasis.

Felipe Morgado: 2024: Oasis.

Bonus Material

Directors’ Statement, Gallery and Interview

  • Film stil from "Oasis" by Tamara Uribe and Felipe Morgado. It shows burning shopping carts on the street and people wearing masks.

    Directors’ Statement

    Felipe Morgado and Tamara Uribe of the MAFI collective on the years of collaboration that led to OASIS

  • 35mm colour photo of a man in a red sweater on a city street looking into a camera on a tripod. Behind objects are on fire, and further in the background is a crowd of people

    Photo Gallery

    35mm snapshots captured on the streets of Santiago during the filming of OASIS.

  • Film stil from "Oasis" by Tamara Uribe and Felipe Morgado. It shows a full courtroom. The people in the courtroom are wearing medical masks and looking towards the camera.


    Barbara Wurm and Luciano Monteagudo speak to Tamara Uribe, Felipe Morgado and Alba Gaviraghi from the MAFI collective about their film OASIS

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