[Un video hecho por el Frente Solidarion Internacional que incluye una entrevista con Pablo Navarrete, el director del documental de Alborada Films 'La Conexion Colombiana'. Esta entrevista fue hecha el 5 de octubre del 2013 despues de una proyeccion de la version de festival del documental en Londres. Más información sobre este evento, que también incluyó un foro sobre el actual proceso de paz en Colombia, se puede ver aquí.]
[40 years ago today Chilean poet Pablo Neruda passed away (12 days after Chile's 9/11). Some say he died of a broken heart. Below an excerpt from his poem 'Too Many Names'.]
[The most important anniversary of the year was the 40th anniversary of 11 September 1973 - the crushing of the democratic government of Chile by General Augusto Pinochet and Henry Kissinger, then US secretary of state. The National Security Archive in Washington has posted new documents that reveal much about Kissinger's role in an atrocity that cost thousands of lives.]
[Colombia is the most dangerous country in the world to be a trade unionist. According to United Nations figures close to 3,000 trade unionists have been killed since 1986. Human rights defenders are also regularly attacked. 37 human rights defenders were killed in the first six months of 2013. State authorities are directly involved in many of these killings.]
[This is a tribute to the process begun by Chile's democratically-elected president Salvador Allende in 1970, cut short by military intervention and US interference. Most of us know what followed under the dictatorship of General Pinochet.]
[With the 40th anniversary of the coup d’état of 11 September 1973 that overthrew president Salvador Allende of Chile and the Popular Unity (Unidad Popular) government he headed, we have compiled a selection of links we feel are worth chcking out on this subject. We'll be adding to the list in the coming days. If you've read or seen something that you think we should include in this list, please get in touch: info [at] alborada [dot] net.]
[Class relations in upwardly mobile Brazil come to the forefront in writer/director Kleber Mendonça Filho’s precise and promising first feature film. Premiering at last year’s Rotterdam Film Festival, O Som Ao Redor (Neighbouring Sounds) takes place in an upper-middle class neighbourhood in Recife, Brazil’s fifth-largest city, as well as the director’s hometown.]
Alborada e-news: September 2013
We hope you are all well. Our September e-news will inform you about our activities, as well as the latest information related to Latin America.
Wednesday 11 September 2013 - Pablo Navarrete
40 year ago today, a noble experiment to bring dignity to Chile's democracy was drowned in blood. The main perpetrator was US imperialism, who using its henchmen in Chile brutally butchered the social justice and hope that Salvador Allende's Unidad Popular had birthed. But demands for justice can never be truly extinguished, and they are once again on the march in Chile, perhaps most notably amongst the student movement, who are refusing to accept the dictatorship's economic model, still largely in place after more than 23 years since formal democracy returned. Today we should remember all the victims of Chile's 9/11, but also celebrate the resilience of the ideals that Allende and all those that supported Unidad Popular fought for.