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The Battle of Chile: The Power of the People (Part 3)
Maysles Cinema
New York, NY
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The Battle of Chile: The Power of the People (Part 3)
Introduced by Chilean artist and musician Christian Torres-Roje

In honor of Chile's own September 11, Maysles Cinema is hosting marathon screenings of Patrico Guzman's three part documentary series the Battle of Chile newly restored and rereleased by Icarus Films.

The Power of the People (Part 3)
Dir. Patricio Guzman, 1978, 78 mins, Chile/France/Cuba
The Power of the People deals with the creation by ordinary workers and peasants of thousands of local groups of "popular power" to distribute food, occupy, guard and run factories and farms, oppose black market profiteering, and link together neighborhood social service organizations. First these local groups of "popular power" acted as a defense against strikes and lock-outs by factory owners, tradesmen and professional bodies opposed to the Allende government, then increasingly as Soviet-type bodies demanding more resolute action by the government against the right.

Don't miss out on Part 1 and 2 of this exciting trilogy playing at Maysles Cinema September 10th through 12th:

"A capital testimony. To be watched so as to never forget."
Nouvel Observateur, Parigi 1977

Three rare marathon screenings of the legendary documentary by Patricio Guzman, The Battle of Chile, will take place for September 11, the anniversary of the Chilean military coup. A landmark in documentary history, this remarkable film brings viewers into the Chilean political conflict. The film includes one of cinema's most famous shots: a cameraman who captures his own murder on film. Often discussed but little-seen, The Battle of Chile has been newly restored and released on DVD by Icarus Films. In this remarkable event, it will shown in complete marathon screenings.

Part of the monthly series "Documentaries in Bloom" curated by Livia Bloom.



Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
United States

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Wheelchair Accessible: No


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