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Battle of Chile
     

Battle of Chile

Director: Patricio Guzmán

Cast: Patricio Guzmán

 
On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende’s democratically-elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army.

Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, during which

Overview

On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende’s democratically-elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army.

Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, during which Allende died, would now become the ending for Guzmán’s seminal documentary THE BATTLE OF CHILE, an epic chronicle of that country's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/08/2009
UPC:
0854565001190
Rating:
NR
Source:
Icarus Films
Time:
9:42:00
Sales rank:
29,274

Special Features

16-Page booklet including a new introduction Patricio Guzmán's work by Cecilia Ricciarelli; Pauline Kael's review of the film

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Battle of Chile
1. Popula Unity and Opposition Face Off [12:07]
2. From the Electoral Phase to the Strategy of the Coup D'Etat [8:45]
3. Hoarding and Black Market [3:39]
4. Parliamentary Boycott [13:44]
5. Students In the Streets [13:11]
6. Offensive of the Managerial Organizations [8:36]
7. The Copper Strike Financed By the Nixon Administration [32:29]
8. The Insurrectionary "Rehearsal" of June 29th [3:11]
Disc #2 -- The Battle of Chile
1. The Threat of the Coup D'Etat [11:59]
2. Allende Looking For a Strategy [15:48]
3. Arming the People? Occupying Factories? [7:30]
4. Radicalization of the Revolutionary Aspirations [14:23]
5. The Divided Left Loses Ground [14:00]
6. The Anti-Governmental Escalation [15:29]
7. September 11th [9:07]
Disc #3 -- The Battle of Chile
1. Remembering the Coup [5:49]
2. Memory and Amnesia [3:28]
3. The Disappeared [4:26]
4. National Self-Censorship [5:08]
5. Allende's Bodyguards [8:19]
6. Conservative Views [5:54]
7. Jorge Müller Silva [5:49]
8. Uncle Ignacio [4:10]
9. Return to the Stadium [4:38]
10. Hortensia, Allende's Widow [3:34]
11. The Next Generation [7:09]

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