Join London Counterfire on Tuesday 12 September for a screening of Patricio Guzmán’s rarely seen The Battle of Chile (Part 2), followed by a discussion led by Carole Concha Bell and Chris Bambery

‘The major political film of our time’ – The Village Voice

On September 11th, 1973, the socialist Chilean government was overthrown by Augusto Pinochet, a right wing army general. The coup was a response to the massive radicalisation of Chilean society and the unprecedented mobilisation of the working class. It lead to almost 20 years of repression under Pinochet’s dictatorship.

Guzmán had been filming the political developments in Chile in the months prior to Pinochet’s bloody coup, including the development of a mass revolutionary left.The Battle of Chile is a seminal documentary that captures a crucial moment in Chilean history.

‘Among the best documentary films ever made’ – Time Out film guide

Book your place now to join us for a screening and political discussion on the 50th anniversary of the coup. The event is free to attend but please consider buying a donation ticket to help us cover our costs.

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