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Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, in which Allende died, would now become the ending for Guzmán's seminal documentary The Battle of Chile (1975-76), an epic chronicle of that country's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it.
This 4-disc set includes:
- The Battle of Chile - Part One: The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie
- The Battle of Chile - Part Two: The Coup d'Etat
- The Battle of Chile - Part Three: The Power of the People
- Chile,Obstinate Memory, documentary by Patricio Guzman
- A 22 minute filmed interview with Patricio Guzman
- A booklet with texts and reviews, including Pauline Kael's from The New Yorker
Like many of the best documentaries, "The Battle Of Chile" is impressive just in the way it was made.
Allende comes across as a rather decent fellow, somewhat naïve perhaps, with strong principles but with no ability to control his extreme left wing.
It all provides good insight into the nature of superpower politics in the 1970s and much food for thought.
Incredibly well done. This documentary takes you back the tragic events the led to the coup overthrowing the first democratically elected Socialist president in the Americas. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Aias Cienfuegos
Missed by many reviewers are the facts revealed in the documentary that the Allende government and its Marxist backers never had the support of the majority (the congressional... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Boetius
This four CD set takes a lot of time but it is time well spent if you want to understand Chile before the Pinochet Coup. Read morePublished 16 months ago by John D. Klingel
Viewing this movie you see a lot of similarities with what is happening in Venezuela. But the similarities are just in the appearance. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jaime A. Franco
I haven't had a chance to watch it all yet. I've wanted this film for a long time. It was worth the wait. What a fantastic edition. Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by Terry Popp
It's really a good documentary, long footage of a
historical event! worth the wait, to have a personal
Overall, a very good documentary, however the position taken by the director seems to be a little one sided. Read morePublished on May 30, 2011 by Clem Izurieta
I ordered this DVD as a birthday present for our daughter in law. Their son, Our grandson, is a missionary in Chile and so we are interested in learning more about that Country. Read morePublished on February 3, 2011 by Judy