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
Ages 16 to 17
History and Citizenship Education - Civil Rights and Freedoms
Social Studies - Social Policies and Programs
After the 1973 coup that overthrew President Allende, Chile entered the dark period of the Pinochet dictatorship. The film Chile, Obstinate Memory looks at these events through the eyes of a generation whose collective memory has been censored. Part of today’s youth has an opinion founded on manipulated information. Because it violated human rights, what was originally a dream of justice ultimately failed. What does it take to build a better society?