Chile, La Memoria Obstinada

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Executive Producer
Patricio Guzmán
Patricio Guzmán
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Producer
Yves Jeanneau
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Line Producer
Éric Michel
Éric Michel
Director
Patricio Guzmán
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Patricio Guzmán
Director of Photography
Éric Pittard
Composer
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Robert Marcel Lepage
Music
Robert Marcel Lepage
Writer
Hélène Girard
Editor
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
Hélène Girard
1996

Remembering against forgetting. Because time is running out. A generation of young Chileans has grown up not knowing the facts surrounding the September 11, 1973 coup-d’état. That day, Salvador Allende’s elected socialist democrat party government is overturned by General Pinochet. That day, Juan was to be married. He nearly dies fighting the dictator’s troops. With him, Patricio Guzman returns to Chile for the first time, 23 years later as the time has come to tell a hidden truth. In his bags he carries a film on the battle of Chile, which is a major document on the experience of an open and peaceful revolution. At the time, the film had been around the world but was still banned in Chile. The filmmaker discretely shows it to his loved ones, and has young people discover it. Survivors of the drama recognize their “disappeared” friends, speaking about their courage and love of life. After the screening, a small gathering of students is in a state of shock. Their thirst for the truth is unquenchable. Through them the repressed feelings of an entire people seem to blossom. They feel invested with an historic duty. They are the ones who will create the Chile of tomorrow.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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