The Battle of Chile (Part 1 + Part 2) (1975-76) | Patricio Guzmán
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Pop América, 1965-1975
The Battle of Chile (Part 1 + Part 2)
(Patricio Guzmàn, 1975-76, TRT 184 min, Spanish with English subtitles, Color, Digital)
-- Introduced by Prof. Gustavo Furtado (Dept. of Romance Studies)
One of the near universally acknowledged masterworks of politically engaged nonfiction, Guzmán’s opus tells the entire story of the life and death of the democratically elected government of President Salvador Allende. Shot on the ground by Guzmán and collaborators over the course of nine months marked by optimism and heartbreak, assembled in exile, and praised by the Village Voice as “The major political film of our time,” it remains uncontested as a work of cinematic bearing witness.
"Great films rarely arrive as unheralded as The Battle of Chile."– Pauline Kael, The New Yorker
"A landmark in the presentation of living history on film."– Judy Stone, San Francisco Chronicle
Sponsored by the Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), and the U.S. Department of Education.
Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public.
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