“No forgiving; no forgetting,” is a phrase you often see painted on the walls or written on protest signs in Chile. This reflects the attitude of the many generations of struggle that continue to thrive despite severe state repression. This film screening will include three short documentaries that focus on the student movement, women’s rights and indigenous land reclamation.
September 11th, 1973 is a day that continues to be commemorated in Chile as a day of resistance to capitalism, cultural hegemony and imperialism. The military coup that took place that day was led by Agosto Pinochet and financed by the U.S. government. Extreme austerity measures were imposed on the country during the 17-year Pinochet dictatorship with the help of Milton Friedman and the University of Chicago. Because of this, Chile is often considered the laboratory for what have now become globalized neo-liberal economic policies.
The filmmaker will be present to facilitate a conversation about what we can learn from these movements, as we continue to fight against state-sponsored violence and the privatization of our resources here and in Chile. An activist in Chile will also be joining in the conversation to answer questions and provide their perspective.
Snacks provided. $5-$10 suggested donation. All proceeds go to indigenous language revitalization projects.
Sponsored by: Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, The People’s Co-op and KBOO Community Radio