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Films with: Guzmán, Patricio

Batalla de Chile la lucha de un pueblo sin armas = The battle of Chile : the struggle of an unarmed people /
La batalla de Chile : "On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically-elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army. Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, during which Allende died, would now become the ending for Guzmán's seminal documentary ... [a] chronicle of that country's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it."--Container. Chile, obstinate memory: "Long banned in Chile after Pinochet's coup, only in 1997 could Guzmán return to show The Battle of Chile there for the first time. [This film] is the ... record of that homecoming," and acts as a conclusion to the documentary. -- From container.
DVD 8262
Cordillera de los suen̋os = the Cordillera of dreams
"Patricio Guzmán left Chile more than 40 years ago when the military dictatorship took over the democratically-elected government, but he never stopped thinking about a country, a culture, and a place on the map that he never forgot. After covering the North in Nostalgia for the Light and the South in The Pearl Button, his shots get up-close with what he calls "the vast revealing backbone of Chile's past and recent history" - IMDb
DVD 13237
Nostalgia de la luz Nostalgia for the light /
"Director Patricio Guzman ... travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert, where atop the mountains astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars. The sky is so translucent that it allows them to see right to the boundaries of the universe. The Atacama is also the place where the harsh heat of the sun keeps human remains intact: those of Pre-Columbian mummies; 19th century explorers and miners; and the remains of political prisoners, "disappeared" by the Chilean army after the military coup of September, 1973. So while astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies, at the foot of the mountains, women, surviving relatives of the disappeared whose bodies were dumped here, search, even after twenty-five years, for the remains of their loved ones, to reclaim their families' histories. Melding the celestial quest of the astronomers and the earthly one of the women, Nostalgia for the Light is a gorgeous, moving, and deeply personal odyssey"--Container.
DVD 8291
Pearl button
"Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of a mysterious button that was discovered in its seabed. Chile, with its 2,670 miles of coastline, the largest archipelago in the world, presents a supernatural landscape. In it are volcanoes, mountains and glaciers. In it are the voices of the Patagonian indigenous people, of the first English sailors and also those of its political prisoners. Some say that water has memory. This film shows that it also has a voice."--Videodisc container. Director Patricio Guzmán connects the presence and importance of water in Chile's geography with its role in the country's select historical and cultural events, including the journey of Jemmy Button and the indigenous tribes of western Patagonia and the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
DVD 11625
Salvador Allende
From his childhood in Valparaiso to his suicide following the Pinochet military coup on September 11, 1973, the life and works of chilean president Salvador Allende.
DVD 4870