The Battle of Chile: Part I
Director: Patricio Guzmán Run Time: 97 min. Format: Digital Projection Release Year: 1975 Language: Spanish
See Parts 1+2 or Parts 2+3 as a Double Feature!
PART 1 • 12:00 PM
PART 2 • 2:00 PM
PART 3 • 4:00 PM
On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende’s democratically elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet’s army. Patricio Guzman and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, during which Allende died, would now become the ending for Guzman’s seminal documentary THE BATTLE OF CHILE, an epic chronicle of that country’s open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it. – Icarus Films
“Not only the best films about Allende and the coup d’etat, but among the best documentary films ever made, changing our concepts of political documentary within a framework accessible to the widest audience.” – Time Out Film Guide