Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
The long career of Patricio Guzmán as a documentarian and activist has courageously focused on the turbulent, tragic history of his native Chile since the 1973 overthrow of Leftist President Salvador Allende— the world’s first democratically elected Socialist leader—by the US-backed repressive dictator Augusto Pinochet. Using geography to decipher not just the history but the very psyche of Chile, Guzmán’s latest powerful trilogy finds in landscape a resilient witness whose lasting and insightful testimony speaks most directly to those who are patient, compassionate and blessed with an open imagination able to envision a different future. Tickets required. For schedule, ticket, and general information, click here.