The Festival of Debate is the largest annual politics festival in the UK, taking place every spring across South Yorkshire, UK.
Join us for a screening of Alborada Films’ 2021 documentary Santiago Rising, directed by Nick MacWilliam. There will also be a short video introduction from the director.
5.30pm-7.35pm @ Hideaway, 61 Eyre Lane, Sheffield S1 3GF
Film starts at 6pm. Food (including vegetarian options) and drink available from 5.30pm.
***REGISTER FOR TICKETS HERE – Free entry***
Event supported by Chile 50 Years UK
Santiago Rising takes place on the streets of Chile’s capital city in late 2019 as massive protests over economic inequality engulf the country.
Filmed during the weeks after protests began, Santiago Rising meets social movements, protesters and ordinary people in their struggle for equality and human rights.
The film charts the build-up to the historic vote, in October 2020, that saw Chileans vote for a new constitution to replace the one imposed during the brutal Pinochet dictatorship.
Santiago Rising emphasises the prominent role of music and art in political dissent. We also see the state’s attempts to crush the protest movement through a violent police crackdown.
Although the odds are stacked against them, Chileans find strength in unity as they fight to overcome Pinochet’s enduring legacy.
We are also organising the following events at the Festival of Debate (click on links for full details):
UK Media Coverage of Latin America: A Critical Look (University of Sheffield, 21 April, 6.30pm)
Chile: 50 Years of Solidarity and Struggle (Hideaway, Saturday 29 April, 7.45pm)