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How (Not) To Forget: New Filmmakers and the Narration of Pinochet's Dictatorship

At a Glance
Date: Friday 26 November
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Location: Room A0.28, Millburn House
Open To: Everyone
Cost: Free
Summary: A screening of two Chilean films and a discussion about ways new Chilean films are engaging with historical memory and the legacy of the Pinochet regime

Chilean director René Ballesteros will be at the Department of Film and Television Studies where he will introduce his award-winning debut film The Burn (2009).

In this documentary, the film maker tries to discover why his mother vanished 26 years ago. While trying to unveil this family secret he also seeks to trace with his archivist sister what happened to the family's collection of books by Quimantú, a disappeared publishing house created under president Salvador Allende's government.

The Burn will be preceded by the witty short film Farewell General (2009) by director Luis Briceño.

José Arroyo and Elizabeth Ramírez will join Ballesteros after the screening to lead a discussion on the ways new Chilean films are engaging with issues of historical memory in general and the legacy of the Pinochet regime in particular.

The screening is free and all are welcome. A wine reception will follow.

For further information please contact Elizabeth Ramirez, E.A.Ramirez-Soto@warwick.ac.uk

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Coordinated by FranceDoc and the Department of Film and TV Studies.

Funded by the RSSP and l'Institut français du Royaume-Uni. With the collaboration of Warwick Latin-American Society (WLAS). In participation with Mois du Doc

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