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Chile, Obstinate Memory

Chile, Obstinate Memory

| 58 min

In this feature documentary, a Chilean filmmaker returns to the motherland for the first time in 23 years. Time is passing. A generation of young Chileans has grown up with no knowledge of the facts surrounding the military coup of September 11, 1973. In his suitcase, The Battle of Chile his 3-part cinéma vérité chronicle of the political tensions in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counterrevolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende. His documentary toured the world but was never seen in Chile. Discreetly, he shows it to his friends and a small group of students. After the screening, the young people are in a state of shock. They have an urgent need to know the truth, for it is they who must build the Chile of tomorrow. In Spanish with English subtitles

  • director
    Patricio Guzmán
  • narrator
    Patricio Guzmán
  • producer
    Yves Jeanneau
    Éric Michel
  • associate producer
    Fernando Acuna
    Ricardo Larrain
  • camera
    Éric Pittard
  • sound
    Boris Herrera
  • editing
    Hélène Girard
  • sound editing
    Leopoldo Gutierrez
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig
  • music
    Robert M. Lepage



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