This September 11 marks the anniversary of 1973, when Chile suffered a break in democracy and severe violations of human rights. The military coup that happened then toppled President Salvador Allende and ushered in a repressive military dictatorship that went on for nearly two decades. In honor of this somber day, we must recall the people who were hurt by Pinochet’s rule. There were countless victims of torture, kidnappings, and killings without a trial. Families were broken apart, and today the repercussions of that dark time are still reverberating through our society.
On the 14th we will have a live debate with 2 victims of the Dictadura and the screening of the film 1976 by Manuela Martelli.
Where: Central Library (7-9 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EG)
When: Thursday 14th September, doors open at 17:45, screening starts at 18:30
Q&A with Carlos Arredondo and other victims of the Dictadura.
1976 – Dir. Manuela Martelli
In 1976 Chile, Carmen heads off to her beach house. When the family priest asks her to take care of a young man he is sheltering in secret, Carmen steps onto unexplored territories, away from the quiet life she is used to.
Music by: Mariá Portugal
Ariel Awards, Athens International Film Festival, Brussels International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Goya Awards
Lima Film Festival, London Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Valdivia International Film Festival