(LA BATALLA DE CHILE: LA LUCHA DE
UN PUEBLO SIN ARMAS– PRIMERA PARTE: LA INSURRECIÓN DE LA BURGESÍA)
1975, Patricio Guzmán, Venezuela/France/Cuba, 96 min.
In 1972, with film stock donated by French documentarian Chris Marker, young filmmaker Guzmán, fresh from film school in Madrid, abandoned his screenwriting projects and took up his camera to begin recording the politically incendiary developments that would soon tear Chile apart in the wake of the election of president Salvador Allende.
In Part One, in the face of mounting danger, Guzmán and his team dare to film the increasingly violent rebellion of the middle class against Allende’s working class-friendly agenda, from actions in the nation’s parliament to all-out fighting in the streets of Santiago. In Spanish with English subtitles. DigiBeta video. (BS)