Free Screening! Lorca, Víctor Jara and other Ghosts from the Past: Historical Memory in Chile and Spain

When:Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Time:6:30 pm
Where:The King Juan Carlos the I Center
53 Washington Square South
New York, NY

Check out the free screening and discussion of the documentary Obstinate Memory by Patricio Guzmán.


When the Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón initiated the groundbreaking persecution of General Augusto Pinochet, in 1998, commentators were quick to note the painful irony of the fact that Spain itself had yet to come to terms with its own dictator, Francisco Franco. In the past ten years, both Spain and Chile have made tremendous progress on this front. This film chronicles the filmmaker’s return to Chile after a long exile and his conversations with Chileans who experienced the coup first-hand (some of whom are seen in The Battle of Chile from 25 years ago). Post-screening discussion focuses on how both Spain and Chile have had to revise their history, distorted by decades of dictatorship, in search of the truth about the past.

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