'The Chilean Building' (This U.S. Premiere is presented by Documentary in bloom)
Dir. Macarena Aguiló, 2010, 99 min.
It's a story never before documented: While their parents battled the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, a group of children were raised in Europe, safely and communally. The 20 adults who supervised "Project Home" saw over sixty children through to adulthood, children whose mothers and fathersmilitant MIR membersfought in their homeland to fight for freedom, many never to be seen again. In The Chilean Building, patriotic duty took another formchildcare rather than warfareas these adoptive, communal parents assumed responsibility for their charges for years to come. In this remarkable documentary, director Macarena Aguiló, herself a product of Project Home, provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes examination of a grand and surprising social and political experiment.
Curated by Livia Bloom
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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