Mass student protests took place in Chile between 2011 and 2013 demanding a free and state-funded education system and radical change in society. CHILE'S STUDENT UPRISING puts these protests in their historical context of widespread dissatisfaction with the economic model put in place under the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990), but that still remains largely in place.
The film’s director travelled to Chile between 2011 and 2013 to speak to then student leaders such as Camila Vallejo and Giorgio Jackson (now key figures in the Gabriel Boric government), and also to other students, to explore why their protests had caused such effect in Chile and inspired others in the country and beyond.
"Roberto Navarrete's is the most complete and compelling visual account of Chile's student uprising to date. All the lessons from Patricio Guzmán's path-breaking style of documenting in film are there: poetic visuals, an engaged narrative, the focus on personal feelings and stories combined with subtle and accessible analysis, plus a sense of the tragic tempered by the optimism of the will. Navarrete adds to it the passion and distance of the exile's gaze, and a Latin American Beckettian flare for celebration while thinking. This is a must see for all those interested in the current sway of global rebellions that show us all the shape of things to come. Superb!"
DR OSCAR GUARDIOLA
PROFESSOR IN LAW, BIRBECK, UBIVERSITY OF LONDON AND AUTHOR OF <I>STORY OF A DEATH FORETOLD: THE COUP AGAINST SALVADOR ALLENDE, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 1973</I>
"Though a fascinating film about Chilean students it is relevant to everyone who cares about education anywhere."
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