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Sweet Country (Dulce Patria)
A Film by Juan Andres Racz
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In SWEET COUNTRY, a kaleidoscopic survey of Pinochet's Chile, General Pinochet, a state security agent, the mother of a disappeared prisoner, and an exiled political leader are interviewed to illustrate Chile's "National Security Doctrine" according to each's experience. The consequences of the economic model adopted by the government are described by an economist - and a hunger victim. Finally, a priest, political activists, and leaders of labor, student, and women's movements provide a vision of the many facets of the struggle against dictatorship which has - perhaps - been won.

"Pinochet's regime alienated Chileans of almost every sector: the poor, the middle class, students, labor, clergy. Racz is meticulous in providing a forum for each of these." - Village Voice


57 minutes / color
Copyright: 1986
Sale: $298

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Subject areas:
Chile, Human Rights, Latin American Studies, South America

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Chile, Obstinate Memory: Patricio Guzmán's landmark film The Battle of Chile (1976) documented the "Popular Unity" period of Salvador Allende's government, the tumultuous events leading up to the 1973 coup, and Allende's death. Guzmán has returned to show The Battle of Chile in his homeland for the first time, and to explore the terrain of the confiscated (but reawakening) memories of the Chilean people.

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The Battle of Chile: The epic chronicle of Chile's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it in 1973, now on a special edition 4-DVD set.

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