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Chile’s 9/11 [Encore]


Chilean wind ensemble "Grupo Raiz" in the early 1980s. Source:

Chilean wind ensemble "Grupo Raiz" in the early 1980s. Source:

On September 11th, 1973, a US-backed military junta toppled Chilean president Salvador Allende, marking the beginning of decades of repression.

On this edition, we bring an encore presentation of Pauline Bartolone’s documentary about a group of Chilean exiles in the US who transform their experience of terror into artistic expression.


Hector Salgado, Chilean exile and musician/film maker; Quique Cruz, Chilean exile and musician/artist; Fernando “Feña” Torres, musician and organizer; Lichi Fuentes, musician.

For more information:

Chile, September 11, 1973 information

Grupo Raiz

Human Rights Watch — Chile (Country Profile)

La Peña Cultural Center
Berkeley, CA

Documentaries and projects of ‘Grupo Raiz’ members:

Archeology of Memory — A Project by Quique Cruz

‘Chile — Promise of Freedom’
A radio documentary by the Freedom Archives

Lichi Fuentes

‘Special Circumstances’
A Film by Hector Salgado and Marianne Teleki


Pete Seeger
Grupo Raiz

Author: Kwan

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  1. Thanks, Hector! Your story is an incredibly inspiring one. Thank you for sharing it with us, and the world!

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