Feature Film, HD/DCP, 99 mins, English/Spanish – 2022 

Director / Writer / Producer

Shot with striking visual style and ominous flashbacks… [INTERSECTION] is a haunting look at the secrets that are still being unearthed, literally and figuratively, surrounding Chile’s tortured past under dictatorship — and the aftermath that followed its refugees abroad.

Janet Smith, Stir Vancouver
Movie poster for Intersection
  • Disponible con subtítulos en español
  • Disponible avec des sous-titres en français
  • Programming and distribution inquiries: inquiry@ceciliaaraneda.ca



Synopsis: Chilean refugee Daniela (Carmen Aguirre) came to Canada as a child after her mother was assassinated during Chile’s dictatorship. Her father, Pepe, never wants to speak about Chile, but when her daughter Rocío starts to ask questions, Daniela decides to apply for Chilean citizenship for a first trip back. In doing this, however, Daniela triggers a chain of events that ends up uprooting the very foundation of her life.

Short Synopsis: Chilean refugee Daniela (Carmen Aguirre) wants to travel back to Chile to learn more about her family as her father is reluctant to talk about his past. But she is about find out much more than she expected.

Noteworthy Fact: The film’s star, Carmen Aguirre, is the international best-selling author of the book Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter.


  • LatinArte (Montreal, Canada) – October 2022
  • Toronto Latin American Film Festival (Toronto, Canada) – October 2022
  • Portland Film Festival (Portland, USA) – October 2022
  • LA Femme Film Festival (Los Angeles, USA) – October 2022
  • LATINUY Festival Internacional de Cine Latino (Punta del Este, Uruguay) – November 2022
  • Elles Tournent Film Festival (Brussels, Belgium) – March 2023
  • International Women Filmmakers Festival (Izmir, Türkiye) – March 2023
  • Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (Philadelphia, USA) – June 2023
  • Des Moines Latino Film Festival (Des Moines, USA) – June 2023
  • Muestra Internacional de Mujeres en el Cine (Mexico City, USA) – November 2023
  • Africa International Film Festival (Lagos, Nigeria) – November 2023


  • Winnipeg Cinematheque (Winnipeg, Canada) – November 18 – 23, 2022
  • Ottawa Art Gallery Alma Duncan Salon, presented by DARC: Digital Art Resources Centre (Ottawa, Canada) – March 2, 2023
  • Vancity Cinema, in a special presentation of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (Vancouver, Canada) – April 5, 2023
  • University of Ottawa, in collaboration with the Chilean Embassy in Canada (Ottawa, Canada) – September 15, 2023
  • Canada Film Day, in a special presentation of Reel Canada and the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (Vancouver, Canada) – April 17, 2024


  • Carmen Aguirre – Daniela
  • Juan Chioran – Pepe
  • Eric Marroquín Lucha – Young Pepe
  • Stephen McIntyre – Mario
  • Marina Stephenson Kerr – Carmen
  • Rodrigo Beilfuss – Diego


  • Screenplay – Cecilia Araneda
  • Director – Cecilia Araneda
  • Producers – Joseph Novak, Cecilia Araneda
  • Production Manager – Jean Du Toit
  • Casting Director – Carmen Kotyk
  • Cinematographer – Charles Lavack
  • Production Designer – Alexis Labra
  • Costume Design – Erin May
  • Picture Editor – Chad Tremblay
  • Sound Editor – Joel Mierau
  • Composer – Karen Asmundson


Produced with the participation of:

  • Telefilm Canada and the Talent Fund
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Manitoba Arts Council
  • Manitoba Film + Music
  • Winnipeg Arts Council

Screenplay developed with the participation of:

  • Manitoba Arts Council
  • Manitoba Film + Music
  • On Screen Manitoba


Production photos

Behind the scenes

Director headshot

Headshot of Director Cecilia Araneda (2022)
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