Sunday, April 14, 2024

Chile

Voz IX: ‘I watched as bonfires of books and papers were...

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In August last year, with the 50th anniversary of the coup d’état in Chile fast approaching, Tom Gatehouse interviewed his father Mike Gatehouse about his experiences of being arrested by the military and taken to the National Stadium, and continuing to campaign for human rights.

Chile: Victims of eye trauma tell their stories

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Ojos: Memoria de un estallido is a book put together as a memorial for victims of eye trauma suffered as a result of the...

The Eternal Memory: A Chilean love story

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of Pinochet’s coup in Chile and the scars of a wounded nation grappling with trauma continue to affect its people to this day. Through a mix of archive footage and a tender observational lens, the film delicately navigates the heartbreaking journey of a couple grappling with Alzheimer's.

Ecomemoria: trees, memory and defiance

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Ecomemoria's mission is to create an ecological reserve, a site of historical memory, through the planting of a tree for each of the disappeared and politically executed victims of state terrorism in Chile during the Pinochet dictatorship.

Chileans of the North

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Chileans of the North is an exceptional documentary which charts the experiences of Chilean refugees who arrived in Sheffield in the 1970s, their reception by and impact on the local labour movement and the importance of solidarity for refugee resettlement.

Searching for the disappeared of the Southern Cone dictatorships

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Tricia Feeney contextualises the work of CLAMOR, an organization co-founded by Jan Rocha dedicated to defending human rights in the countries of the Southern Cone.

Nano Stern sings Víctor Jara at the Jazz Café 

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We are at the Jazz Café to celebrate Jara’s life and I can't think of anyone better to do this with than Nano Stern, Chilean singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and the heir to the Nueva canción tradition.

Voz VII | The Salar de Atacama, Chile: draining the desert

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If humanity is to prevent the worst impacts of climate change, it is essential that we decarbonize our economies. This will depend upon the widespread rollout of technologies which are enormously metal- and mineral-intensive. But mining is not without its social and environmental impacts, nor is it free of responsibility for the climate emergency.

‘The Cow Who Sang a Song into the Future’: a grim...

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Chilean director Francisca Alegria’s surreal debut film is a 90-minute magical realist eco-fable that was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Five films by Latin American women to see in 2023

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Five top films directed by Latin American women, in celebration of International Women's Day. Including The Eternal Memory by Maite Alberdi.

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