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Escape de Gas, dir. Bruno Salas, Chile 2014, 72 mins, Spanish with English subtitles

Chile, 1972. During the Salvador Allende government, 34 artists were called upon to create works which would be incorporated into a new piece of architecture: the UNCTAD III building (United Nations Conference for Trade and Development), today known as GAM. However, after the 1973 Pinochet coup d’état, the military occupied the building, renamed it, destroyed its works of art, and transformed it into a symbol of military dictatorship. Forty years later, Joaquín Maruenda, son of the late sculptor Félix Maruenda, finds a record of the UNCTAD II project that leads him to investigate his father’s “Chimeneas” (Chimneys) sculpture and its possible restoration. Joaquín, together with artists and construction workers of the original building, will try to answer the question: why did they destroy the art work?

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Programme starts at 2pm. Film starts at 2.30pm and will be followed by a post-screening Skype Q&A with the director Bruno Salas. Chaired by Stephanie Kennedy (Alborada and Alborada magazine contributing editor).

Watch the film’s trailer here: https://www.facebook.com/alboradanet/videos/10155066215375642/

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/355462831540040/

Advance tickets: £6/£5 concessions (£7/£6 concessions on the door).
BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/alborada

Chilean empanadas (meat, cheese and vegetarian) and hot and cold drinks available throughout the day.

From 6pm-10.30pm there will be another film session with the Brazilian film ‘The Cambridge Squatter’ (Era o Hotel Cambridge)

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1743377845959902/

Advance tickets: £6/£5 concessions (£7/£6 concessions on the door).

Advance tickets to both sessions: £10/£8 concessions (£11/£9 concessions on the door).
BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EMLHIL