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By Latinos in London UK
By Comunidad Chile Reino Unido
Documental sobre el movimiento estudiantil chileno y la música de Yuri Betancourt se tomaron la tarde en Londres
From 6pm-midnight in the bar area Alborada DJs will be playing ancient to future Latin American beats ++ a very special performance by Chilean guitarist Yuri Betancourt @ 9.30pm.
Free all night!
+++ Taking place in the screening room (7-8.30pm):
Chile's Student Uprising
(Director: Roberto Navarrete, Alborada Films, 2014)
‘Chile’s Student Uprising’ tells the story of the student protests taking place in Chile today demanding a free and state-funded education system and radical change in society. The film puts the protests in their historical context of widespread dissatisfaction with the economic model put in place under the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990), but that still remains largely in place.
The film’s director travelled to Chile between 2011 and 2013 to speak to then student leaders such as Camila Vallejo and Giorgio Jackson, and also to ordinary students, to explore why their protests have caused such effect in Chile and inspired others in the country and beyond.
The documentary starts at 7pm and will be followed by a Q&A with the producer Pablo Navarrete and Dr Victor Figueroa-Clark, LSE historian and author of 'Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat' (Pluto Press), chaired by Ellie Mae O'Hagan (columnist for the 'Guardian' newspaper)
Screening supported by The Tipping Point Film Fund
Date: Tuesday 25 March 2014
Entry for the film & Q&A: £4 waged // £3 unwaged/students
(Advance tickets available here: http://bit.ly/1ec3Myl)
Venue: The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, London, NW1 7NL http://www.forgevenue.org
Food and drinks available at the venue.
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More information about the documentary here: http://www.alborada.net/chilestudents.film
You can watch a trailer for the documentary below:
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