September 11 - October 1, 2013

New York City, September 11 – October 1, 2013
Presented by Cinema Tropical, NYU CLACS and NACLA

 

Cinema Tropical, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University (NYU CLACS), and the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) present Chile: 40, a special film series observing the 40th anniversary of the Chilean coup d’etat. The September 11, 1973 event overthrew the democratically-elected government of Salvador Allende and installed the notorious dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, lasting until 1990 and having immense international consequences. 

Chile: 40 will present six different programs in different parts of the city and in conjunction with other organizations featuring recent and older films showcasing different aspects of the aftermath and of legacy of the coup in the South American country and internationally from 1973 to the present. The series will feature the work of Ignacio Agüero, one of the leading Latin American documentary filmmakers, who will travel to New York to present his films.

Special Guest: Ignacio Agüero is an award-winning Chilean filmmaker, writer, and producer. He is one of the leading documentary filmmakers in Latin America. He has also acted in films, including some directed by Raul Ruiz. Agüero was one of the directors of the 1988 “No” political television advertisements that contributed to the end of Pinochet’s reign. He served as the first president of the Documentary Filmmaker’s Association of Chile, of which he is a founding member. Retrospectives of Agüero’s body of work have been held in Santiago, Lima, and the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI).

Programmed by Jerónimo Rodríguez and José Miguel Palacios.

Additional support provided by: The Department of Cinema Studies at NYU, Columbia Global Centers - Latin America (Santiago), The Hispanic Institute at Columbia University, and The MA in Film Studies Program at Columbia University. Special thanks to Livia Bloom (Icarus Films), and Steve Holmgren (UnionDocs).

 

 

Full Schedule

 

"9/11/1973: THE PUBLIC LIFE OF AN ENDLESS DAY" Panel discussion follows screening with filmmaker Ignacio Agüero, writer Diamela Eltit, professor Carl Fisher, and PhD candidate José Miguel Palacios.  Selection of short films: Brises / Breezes (Enrique Ramirez, 2008, 13 min.); September 11th (Claudia Aravena, 2002, 6 min.); Somos + (Pedro Chaskel & Pablo Salas, 1985, 16 min.); No + (Colectivido Acciones De Arte, Cada, 1983, 6 min.);  Mitburger! - Zum Gedenken An Salvatore Allende/ Fellow Citizens (Gerhard Scheumann & Walter Heynowski, 1974, 8 min.); La Derniere Interview De Salvador Allende (Rtb, 1973, 5 min.); Gonzalo Millan Reading "La Ciudad",  An Excerpt From Blue Jay, Notas Del Exilio (Leopoldo Gutiérrez, 2001, 2 min.). Presented by the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture. Wednesday, September 11, 6:30pm - New York University: Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater Room 648, 721 Broadway, New York

"9/11/1973: THE PUBLIC LIFE OF AN ENDLESS DAY"
Panel discussion follows screening with filmmaker Ignacio Agüero, writer Diamela Eltit, professor Carl Fisher, and PhD candidate José Miguel Palacios. 

Selection of short films: Brises / Breezes (Enrique Ramirez, 2008, 13 min.); September 11th (Claudia Aravena, 2002, 6 min.); Somos + (Pedro Chaskel & Pablo Salas, 1985, 16 min.); No + (Colectivido Acciones De Arte, Cada, 1983, 6 min.);  Mitburger! - Zum Gedenken An Salvatore Allende/ Fellow Citizens (Gerhard Scheumann & Walter Heynowski, 1974, 8 min.); La Derniere Interview De Salvador Allende (Rtb, 1973, 5 min.); Gonzalo Millan Reading "La Ciudad",  An Excerpt From Blue Jay, Notas Del Exilio (Leopoldo Gutiérrez, 2001, 2 min.).
Presented by the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture.

Wednesday, September 11, 6:30pm - New York University: Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater
Room 648, 721 Broadway, New York

NO OLVIDAR / NOT TO FORGET (Ignacio Agüero, Chile, 1982, 30 min. In Spanish with English subtitles) The women of the Maureira family tell of their experience searching for five men of their family all across Chile, after their arrest by the police, a few days after the military coup of 1973. After 6 years of searching, they found their relative’s bodies buried in a limestone mine, near their homes in Lonquén, a town near Santiago. Filmed secretely during the dictatorship, it was the first time in Chile that there was official evidence that a missing person was arrested and killed by state agencies, refuting the falsehood of all government information. Screening is followed by a conversation with filmmaker Ignacio Agüero and professors Richard Peña (Film Studies, Columbia University) and Nara Milanich (Institute for Latin American Studies, Columbia University). Columbia University: Casa Hispánica 612 West 116th Street, Room 201, New York, NY / www.columbia.edu/cu/spanish Presented by The Hispanic Institute at Columbia University, Columbia Global Centers: Latin America (Santiago), the MA in Film Studies Program at Columbia University. Thursday, September 12, 6pm

NO OLVIDAR / NOT TO FORGET
(Ignacio Agüero, Chile, 1982, 30 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)

The women of the Maureira family tell of their experience searching for five men of their family all across Chile, after their arrest by the police, a few days after the military coup of 1973. After 6 years of searching, they found their relative’s bodies buried in a limestone mine, near their homes in Lonquén, a town near Santiago. Filmed secretely during the dictatorship, it was the first time in Chile that there was official evidence that a missing person was arrested and killed by state agencies, refuting the falsehood of all government information. Screening is followed by a conversation with filmmaker Ignacio Agüero and professors Richard Peña (Film Studies, Columbia University) and Nara Milanich (Institute for Latin American Studies, Columbia University).

Columbia University: Casa Hispánica
612 West 116th Street, Room 201, New York, NY / www.columbia.edu/cu/spanish
Presented by The Hispanic Institute at Columbia University, Columbia Global Centers: Latin America (Santiago), the MA in Film Studies Program at Columbia University.

Thursday, September 12, 6pm

EL DIARIO DE AGUSTÍN /  AGUSTÍN NEWSPAPER (Ignacio Agüero, Chile, 2009, 80 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)  El Diario de Agustin is an expose on the media cover up of human rights abuses of the Pinochet dictatorship through its newspaper El Mercurio. This newspaper, belonging to the Edwards family for five generations, has been the most powerful and influential media source in Chile's history. The film chronicles the story of young journalists from Diario de Agustin who culled through the pages of El Mercurio to reveal disinformation, cover-ups, and the endorsement of human rights violations, providing a portrait of the recent past as seen through the eyes of young journalists today. Screening followed by discussion with the director and special guests. Friday, September 13, 6pm New York University: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center Auditorium 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY / www.clacs.as.nyu.edu Co-presented by Icarus Films

EL DIARIO DE AGUSTÍN /  AGUSTÍN NEWSPAPER
(Ignacio Agüero, Chile, 2009, 80 min. In Spanish with English subtitles) 

El Diario de Agustin is an expose on the media cover up of human rights abuses of the Pinochet dictatorship through its newspaper El Mercurio. This newspaper, belonging to the Edwards family for five generations, has been the most powerful and influential media source in Chile's history. The film chronicles the story of young journalists from Diario de Agustin who culled through the pages of El Mercurio to reveal disinformation, cover-ups, and the endorsement of human rights violations, providing a portrait of the recent past as seen through the eyes of young journalists today. Screening followed by discussion with the director and special guests.

Friday, September 13, 6pm

New York University: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center Auditorium

53 Washington Square South, New York, NY / www.clacs.as.nyu.edu

Co-presented by Icarus Films