Taking place during the Chilean Coup d'état in 1973, this film opens with the attempted military coup of June 1973, which is put down by troops loyal to the government. The left is divided ... See full summary »
A documentary about two different searches conducted in the Chilean Atacama Desert: one by astronomers looking for answers about the history of the cosmos, and one by women looking for the remains of loved ones killed by Pinochet's regime.
After decades of fascist rule in Chile, Patricio Guzman returns to his country to screen his documentary, Battle of Chile, which until the time of the filming was banned by authorities. His... See full summary »
Delving into the nearly-religious significance of water, this profound rumination on memory and loss bridges the gap between its mystical origins, Pinochet's coup d'état, and the secret of a mother-of-pearl button at the bottom of the sea.
True story of the saga that was hoped to be the long-awaited justice brought to bear upon Augosto Pinochet, Chilean dictator from 1973 to 1990. In September 1998, Pinochet flew to London on... See full summary »
Patricio Guzmán left Chile more than 40 years ago when the military dictatorship took over the democratically-elected government, but he never stopped thinking about a country, a culture, ... See full summary »
Divided into three segments, namely 1 Neocolonialism, 2 Act for liberation, 3 Violence and liberation, the documentary lasts more than 4 hours this deals with the defense of the revolution ... See full summary »
Fernando E. Solanas
María de la Paz,
Fernando E. Solanas,
Exiled Chilean director Patricio Guzmán filmed in Cuba and in Venezuela to create this controversial statement on the creation and survival of Latin American culture from the late-15th ... See full summary »
José Antonio Rodríguez,
French filmmaker Chris Marker sent film stock to Guzman to complete this film after the U.S. pulled supplies due to ideological differences. He told Guzman that what he was trying to do was insane. See more »
*I saw the documentary several years ago and will watch it again. Should I find I am incorrect I will edit my review.
*My review is based on looking at a subject objectively, which this documentary is not. If you want to understand the situation as a whole, you need to go far beyond this documentary. If you simply want to be manipulated by the creator into accepting his point of view, I would give this 10 stars.
Communist terrorism started long before Pinochet. Since 1965 left wing groups had been committing murder, planting bombs and committing other terorist actions. All wtih the help of the marxist communist Cubans and Russians, they murdered hundreds, planted bombs and other acts of violence. All with the aid of the usual cast of characters, the soviet union and cuba. Both active in providing traing and support to the terorists.
Also Salvadore Allende is painted as this wonderful fellow democratically elected by the overwheling support of the people. He was a racist and was elected with 36% of the vote. Not exactly overwhelming support so the potrayl by guzman and the other left wing writers is a gross misrepresentation of the truth.
All these facts mr guzman conveniently forgets because he wants you to believe allende was this wonderful human being who was going ot save the world. Well he wasn't. He bankrupted the economy, stole private property and circumvented the Chilean congress like a good dictator would.
Look at Chile now vs. it's neighbors. It has the strongest and most stable economy in Latin America. Had allende remained, Chile would look more like Venezuela with the starvation, repression, violence and poverty that is the hallmark of all communist/ marxist governments.
When you watch a documentary of any kind, the truth lies not in what they tell you but what they don't tell you and this is a great example.
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