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Film & Discussion | Salvador Allende : 25 September

Film & Discussion | Salvador Allende : 25 September

Alborada Films & Left History present SALVADOR ALLENDE: Documentary Screening and Discussion. Forty years after the coup that overthrew the Popular Unity government, this event looks at the life of its emblematic leader, Salvador Allende, and discusses his legacy, examining how Allende has shaped Chile and influenced the world.

Documentary Screening: Salvador Allende, directed by Patricio Guzman (2004)

In SALVADOR ALLENDE, acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán (The Battle of Chile and Chile, Obstinate Memory) returns to his native country thirty years after the 1973 military coup that overthrew Chile's Popular Unity government to examine the life of its leader, Salvador Allende, both as a politician and a man.

Using rare archival footage, family photos, interviews with Allende's friends, professional colleagues, his daughters and other relatives as well as UP militants, workers, journalists, his personal secretary and Edward Korry, former U.S. Ambassador to Chile, SALVADOR ALLENDE portrays the life, times and political formation of the Valparaiso-born doctor who was a lifetime socialist, a congressman and senator for 32 years, and four-time presidential candidate of the left.

"Poetic and powerful."—Screen International

Running Time: 100 minutes

**Following the screening Dr Victor Figueroa-Clark, LSE historian and author of 'Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat' (Pluto Press), a political biography of Allende, will briefly comment on the issues raised in the documentary and take part in a Q&A session on the life and times of Salvador Allende, chaired by Ellie Mae O'Hagan (Columnist for The Guardian). Copies of the book, which the author is happy to sign, will be on sale at a discounted price.**

++ We're delighted that Claudia Figueroa and Forbes Henderson have agreed to come and close the event by performing 2 songs - we've asked for Latin American political folk classics!

***Delicious Chilean empanadas, wine and refreshments will be available on the night (before 6.15pm and after 8.30pm)***

Time: 5.30-9pm (films starts at 6.15pm)
Date: Wednesday 25 September
Venue: Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London, W1T 5DL

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