Marcela Santibañez, who was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary contender “The Mole Agent,” is executive producing a new documentary about a company of heroic firefighters, Variety has learned exclusively.
Set against a backdrop of protest, pandemic and social unrest in the city of Valparaíso, “Piropolis” follows the firefighters of the fifth company as they battle the epic forest fires raging around their city. Directed by Chilean filmmaker Nicolás Molina, whose latest feature “Gaucho Americano” (pictured) premieres in the International Spectrum competition at Hot Docs, the film is produced by Joséphine Schroeder for Pequén Producciones, and executive produced by Schroeder and Santibañez.
Principal photography on “Piropolis” started in late
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