After the 1973 coup that deposed Allende and brought Pinochet to power in Chile, the former members of his cabinet are imprisoned on Dawson Island, the world's southernmost concentration ... See full summary »
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After the 1973 coup that deposed Allende and brought Pinochet to power in Chile, the former members of his cabinet are imprisoned on Dawson Island, the world's southernmost concentration camp. Veteran filmmaker Miguel Littin follows the ordeal of these men who are determined to survive and provide history with their testimony. Written by
Palm Springs International Film Festival
The experiences of a group of "war prisoners" isolated in an island in the very end of the world
After the Army took over Allende's government -Chile, Sept. 1973- a group of people, including Allende's ministers and closer friends, were sent to Dawson Island, a place located almost at the end of the continent. The movie pictures how they managed to survived and also the way they were treated by soldiers and how in several opportunities they escaped from death. The movie is based on a book by Sergio Bitar, one the prisoners there, and the movie showed us a piece of history that shouldn't be forgotten by any Chilean. I went to watch this film with my dad, who was in Dawson island as well, I saw him crying and he told me "That was what happened there" A great film, a great story.However, a plot that must never be repeated in history again.
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