1991-2000ChileDocumentaryPatricio GuzmánPolitics

Patricio Guzmán – Chile, la memoria obstinada AKA Chile, Obstinate Memory (1997)

Released in three parts, Patricio Guzman’s epic documentary The Battle of Chile (1975-’79) captured such critical events as the bombing of the presidential palace during the 1973 military coup, but it wasn’t screened in Chile until the 1990s. That belated premiere inspired Guzman to make this 1997 documentary, in which clips from the earlier film are threaded among interviews and powerful sequences showing the reactions of Chilean viewers. Whereas The Battle of Chile uses voice-over narration to summarize its on-the-spot footage, manipulated only minimally by editing, Chile, Obstinate Memory is more expansive. Without ignoring or hyperbolizing the way politics affects our sense of the past, it presents many galvanizing moments; at one point a viewer who was a child during the coup shamefacedly recalls his pleasure at being allowed to stay home from school.


Container:  	Matroska
Runtime: 	58 min 33 s
Size: 	931 MiB
Codec: 	x264
Resolution: 	706x480 ~> 706x529
Aspect ratio:  	4:3
Frame rate: 	23.976 fps
Bit rate: 	2 000 kb/s
BPP: 	0.246
#1:  	Spanish 2.0ch AC-3 @ 224 kb/s


Subtitles:English hardsubbed

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