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).