‘Chile’s Student Uprising’ tells the story of the student protests taking place in Chile today demanding a free and state-funded education system and radical change in society. The film puts the protests in their historical context of widespread dissatisfaction with the economic model put in place under the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990), but that still remains largely in place.
The film’s director travelled to Chile between 2011 and 2013 to speak to then student leaders such as Camila Vallejo and Giorgio Jackson, and also to ordinary students, to explore why their protests have caused such effect in Chile and inspired others in the country and beyond.
"Roberto Navarrete's is the most complete and compelling visual account of Chile's student uprising to date.This is a must see for all those interested in the current sway of global rebellions that show us all the shape of things to come. Superb!"
- Dr Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, author of 'Story of a Death Foretold: The CIA, Pinochet and the Coup Against Salvador Allende" (short-listed for the 2014 Bread & Roses Award)
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Thank you to all those who financially supported the film's production:
Ryan Bestford, Felipe Bustos, Teresa Cascino, Marcela Contreras, Carla Diego-Franceskides, Diane Dixon, Familia Fiori, Mike Grenville, Christian Hodgkinson, Julie Hunt, Steve Ludlam, Carlos Martinez, Gloria Miqueles, Jan and John O'Malley, Anthony Schofield, Peter Spain, Colin Tinto, Mikey Watts