Please support our programs

radio stories and voices to take action

Chile’s 9/11 [Encore]

Listen:


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

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

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.

Featuring:

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

Music:

Pete Seeger
Grupo Raiz

Making Contact provides our programs for free, but it takes money to produce high quality radio every week.

Please donate to help keep Making Contact in your ears.

Author: Kwan

Share This Post On

2 Comments

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

    Post a Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>