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The Battle of Chile: Part I (1975)

La batalla de Chile: La lucha de un pueblo sin armas - Primera parte: La insurrección de la burguesía (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 18 March 1975 (Cuba)
The chronicle of the political tension in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counter revolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende.

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Patricio Guzmán

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Jose Bartolome (screenplay), Pedro Chaskel (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Salvador Allende ... Himself (archive footage)
Abilio Fernández Abilio Fernández ... Himself - Narrador
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The chronicle of the political tension in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counter revolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende.

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Venezuela | France | Cuba

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 March 1975 (Cuba) See more »

Also Known As:

The Battle of Chile: Part I See more »

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French filmmaker Chris Marker sent film stock to Guzman to complete this film after the U.S. pulled supplies due to ideological differences. He told Guzman that what he was trying to do was insane. See more »

Quotes

Salvador Allende: History is ours, and the people make it to build a better society.
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Followed by The Battle of Chile: Part II (1976) See more »

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All US citizens should see this film.
24 July 2008 | by dpaterson-1See all my reviews

The Battle of Chile is one of the greatest and most anguished of all documentaries. Given the US invasion of Iraq with the use of perfidious conservative lies, smoke, and mirrors, it is instructive that after thirty five years the US CIA, the conservative movement here, and military fellow travelers continue to con the people of our country into the most horrific of militaristic actions -- some spoken about, and some, as documented in The Battle of Chile -- buried with the same lies, smoke, and mirrors. Thus, this film is one all US citizens should see. So keep Netflicks busy because you'll never see it on the TV or a major film screen in this, the free-est of all possible nations.


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