In October we present two nights about Chile: one film night on Thursday, October 6, 19:30, showing Guzman’s awardwinning documentary The Battle of Chile: Part One “The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie (1975). And one info night on Wednesday October 12, 19:30 about the current battle in Chile for public education, with Jan de Kievid, Maurino Alarcón and other speakers. Scroll down for more info. Free entrance as always, at the Kargadoor, Oudegracht 36, Utrecht.
Film night on Thursday, October 6, 19:30
The Battle of Chile: Part One “The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie (Patricio Guzman, 1975).
Location: Kargadoor, Oudegracht 36, Utrecht
Language: Audio: Spanish. Subtitles: English
To understand the current battle for public education in Chile, we must go back to the beginning of neoliberalism in Chile — and what preceded it. In The Battle of Chile: Part One “The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie (1975)” Patricio Guzman documents how Chile first democratically elected socialist president in Latin America — Salvador Allende’s — came to power in 1970. It is the first documentary of an award-winning trilogy in which Guzman shows Allende’s rise, and how after a bloody coup the dictator Pinochet turned Chile into a neo-liberal laboratory.
Info night on Wednesday October 12, 19:30
The Chilean Battle for Education
The struggle for public education in Chile has revived recently. In the streets the slogan is chanted: “Y va caer, y va caer, la educacion the Pinochet!” (the education of Pinochet will fall!). Why do people still refer to the former dictator who left office in 1990? And why are peaceful protests in Chile beaten down again and threatened with military intervention, while the dictatorship has been abolished 21 years ago? This evening, speakers will discuss the neo-liberal legacy of Pinochet and the role of students and trade unions in the revived struggle for education.