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Ulises' Odyssey - Family Secrets and the History of Chile
Chilean filmmaker Lorena Manriquez embarks on a journey to search for the truth behind a 30-year rift between her father and her uncle Ulises. The two brothers were on opposite sides in the 1973 military coup that brought General Pinochet to power in Chile and Ulises to exile in Switzerland.…
The Chilean Building - Children Growing Up in a Commune
This remarkable film tells a story never before documented: While their parents battled the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, a group of children were raised, first in Europe and then in Cuba, safely and communally. The 20 adults who supervised Project Home saw over sixty children through to adulthood, children whose…
Chile: When Will it End? - Chile: Hasta Cuando?
A portrait of a brutal military dictatorship made during a three month visit to Chile in 1985 by David Bradbury. The footage reveals a country torn with civil strife and political unrest.
Memories of a Dreamer - The Journies of a Political Prisoner
A firsthand account of the hardship suffered by a political prisoner of Chile's cruel and inhumane dictatorship in 1973. More than 30 years after, Felix Mora relives the shocking details of the human rights abuses he suffered, his escape from the dictatorship, and the challenges he faced as an exile…
Songs of the Homeland - History of Tejano Music
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Tony Manero
As Augusto Pinochet holds Chile in the grip of dictatorship, a fifty year old man obsessed with John Travolta's character from Saturday Night Fever imitates his idol each weekend in a small bar on the outskirts of Santiago. A stinging allegory for the corruption and egomania of Augusto Pinochet. "An…
Satya: A Prayer for the Enemy
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A Life without Words
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The Spirit of TV - The Effect of Television on an Indigenous Tribe
Beginning with the arrival by canoe of a TV and VCR in their village, The Spirit of TV documents the emotions and thoughts of the Waiapi as they first encounter their own recorded images and those of others. Viewing news broadcasts and videos of other Brazilian native peoples, the Waiapi…
Rebels with a Cause
They were unpaid. They were crazy. They were Rebels with a Cause. A story of how a battle over land changed the landscape forever. A stunningly beautiful film narrated by Frances McDormand, Rebels with a Cause spotlights a battle over land that changed the American landscape forever. Beginning in the…
Brazil - An Inconvenient History
At first glance Brazil appears to be an alluring playground of exciting carnivals, sultry samba, divine football and a vibrantly diverse people. But behind this dazzling facade lies a disturbing story of historys largest-ever slave population. Astonishingly Brazil, a Portuguese colony, received ten-times more African slaves than the numbers transported…
The Pearl Button - The Coastline of Chile
The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds the voices of the Earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to living creatures. Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of a mysterious button that…