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En este ensayo reflexiono sobre cuatro documentales de directores chilenos pertenecientes, por su edad, al grupo conocido como “hijos de Pinochet”: Volver a vernos (2002), Actores secundarios (2004), Apgar 11 (2003) y El astuto mono... more

En este ensayo reflexiono sobre cuatro documentales de directores chilenos pertenecientes, por su edad, al grupo conocido como “hijos de Pinochet”: Volver a vernos (2002), Actores secundarios (2004), Apgar 11 (2003) y El astuto mono Pinochet contra la moneda de los cerdos. Los mismos rescatan memorias de grupos etarios y sociales generalmente desatendidos en los estudios sobre la dictadura. Se centran, respectivamente, en los estudiantes de educación secundaria y universitaria movilizados durante el régimen, los jóvenes de distintas clases sociales nacidos el mismo año del golpe y los niños y adolescentes nacidos ya en plena democracia neoliberal. A través de las memorias y/o interpretación del pasado de estos grupos, los cineastas llaman la atención sobre la sociedad chilena del presente, aún profundamente marcada por los efectos del terror represivo. El declive de la lucha estudiantil por una sociedad más justa e igualitaria pone de relieve la resignación y pasividad que siguieron a la victoria de la Concertación. La divergencia de opiniones entre los nacidos el día del golpe, respecto al sentido social e histórico de esta fecha, señala la persistencia de la fractura entre los chilenos que, según su clase e ideología, fueron afectados por el régimen de manera muy distinta. Finalmente, la interpretación del golpe por parte de niños y adolescentes nacidos en democracia, revela una sociedad en la que la violencia, el clasismo y la intolerancia, componentes clave de la crisis del ’73, siguen presentes.

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Footage Access

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Filmakers Library Online

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Ethnographic Video Online

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    Ethnographic Video Online is a comprehensive online resource for the study of human culture, behavior and society around the world. The collections contain over 1,300 hours of streaming video, including ethnographic films, documentaries, select feature films, and previously unpublished fieldwork. It’s also a resource for a study of the discipline itself: By placing examples of traditional ethnographic methodologies alongside indigenous-made films representing previously overlooked perspectives, scholars, teachers and students of anthropology can gain a sense of the discipline’s history and of its future direction.

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NEW Database FILM PLATFORM

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A forum for short, opinionated documentaries, produced with creative latitude by independent filmmakers and artists.

Economist Film Project

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    From Nigeria to China, from maternal health to international development to cross-border tensions, the project will feature films whose new ideas, perspectives, and insights not only help make sense of world events, but also take a stand and provoke debate. Selected films have been jointly curated by The Economist and PBS NewsHour to bring to the fore work by filmmakers who share these goals. We welcome your voice in this conversation.

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