Silo, a Spiritual Path, tells the inspirational story of Mario Rodriguez Cobos, a revolutionary from Argentina who overcame censorship and persecution to propose a radical system of self actualization leading to nonviolent social change. It speaks powerfully to today’s generation working for social justice and human rights.
Along with a wealth of archival footage, our young protagonist Catalina interviews many who knew Silo as a friend, a guide, and a master. Sharing their personal stories with moving candor, the result is a multifaceted portrait that is both historical and intimate as we see how the teachings of Silo challenge us to change ourselves in order to change the world.
Emerging in 1969 as a response to global violence and the repressiveregimes in Argentina and Chile, Siloism has been embraced worldwide as a social, spiritual and consciousness raising movement, making Silo one of the most important contemporary guides to emerge from Latin America.
Filmed in Argentina, Chile, Russia, Spain and the United States.
Winner of two awards in 2016: the Accolade Global Film Award and a Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award of Excellence.
Pablo Lavin: Director and Writer
Educated at UCLA Berkeley and at the University of East London in Communication Design, Pablo has worked as director of documentaries for British Television’s Channel Four and his works have been selected for festivals in Rotterdam, Obenhausen, Havana, New York and Chile.
He has worked as a director for commercials, institutional films, corporate documentaries and fiction. He has also worked as a theater producer and director and playwright.
As a writer, he is the author of the film “Sin Sabor”, “El secuestro de Carreño” and “Chilean Barbies”.
In the year 2000 he obtained a Ford Foundation grant for the making of the movie “Condición Crítica”. In 2007 he directed the Docu Drama- “Un Salto al Vacío, A Jump Into Emptiness” which was selected for the FIDOC festivals. SANFIC and ROMA DocFest.
In 2009 he directed the TV series “La Travesia de Darwin”, “Darwins Journey” which won the Chilean National TV award and he was nominated for best TV director in the Altazor Awards. Pablo was recently honored at the International festival of Ronda, Spain for best documentary in its category.
In 2010 he directed the series “Mentes Brilliantes”, “Brilliant Minds” which won the 2010, 2011 and 2012. Chilean National TV award. In 2011 he worked on the historical series ”José y Sara” a saga that illustrates the colonization of Chilean Patagonia.
Currently he is working on the film “Silo, a spiritual path” illustrating the life and work of the Argentine Mario Rodriguez Cobos, Silo and for a third season of the ” Mentes Brillantes, Brilliant Minds” series.