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Battle of Chile, The (3 Parts)

Synopsis
A portrait of the passions of a people divided and a nation on the brink of civil war. Patricio Guzman shot the whole of his three-part film with a team of six people constantly on the spot with as many cameras and sound recorders before the Junta’s coup.
Language
English
Country
Cuba
Medium
Video; Film. 16mm. sd. b&w/col. 106, 99, 82 min.
Year of production
1973-6
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Subjects
History; Politics & government
Keywords
Chile; democracy; socialism; military coups; Allende, Salvador; Pinochet, Augusto

Credits

Director
Patricio Guzman

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$440
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
320 minutes
Year
2013

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Sections

Title
Insurrection of the bourgeoisie, The
Synopsis
1: The period between February and June 1973 and deals with the insurrectional plan to overthrow the Allende government.

Title
Coup, The
Synopsis
2: The period from July 1973 to the coup in September 1973, and shows the capacity for work, optimism and sacrifice on the part of the people on the eve of revolution.

Title
Power of the people, The
Synopsis
3: The creation in Chile, in the period preceding the military coup of 11 September 1973, by ordinary workers and peasants, of thousands of organisms of 'popular power' to distribute food, occupy, guard and run factories and farms.

Production Company

Name

Chile

Name

Instituto Cubano del Arte y Industria Cinematograficos

Distributor

Name

Icarus Films

Email
mail@icarusfilms.com
Web
http://icarusfilms.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 718 488 8900
Fax
+1 718 488 8642
Address
32 Court Street
21st Floor
Brooklyn
NY 11201
USA
Notes
A US distributor with an extensive collection of mainly independently-made documentary films from around the world on social, arts and humanities topics. Dedicated to distributing films about people and ideas too often unseen or unheard. Not all titles are for sale on DVD or digital streaming outside the US. Previouslyknown as First Run/Icarus Films.

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