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The Battle of Chile (Part 3) The Power of the People
A Film by Patricio Guzmán
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THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE deals with the creation by ordinary workers and peasants of thousands of local groups of "popular power" to distribute food, occupy, guard and run factories and farms, oppose black market profiteering, and link together neighborhood social service organizations. First these local groups of "popular power" acted as a defense against strikes and lock-outs by factory owners, tradesmen and professional bodies opposed to the Allende government, then increasingly as Soviet-type bodies demanding more resolute action by the government against the right.

Included in the special-edition four-disc Battle of Chile DVD

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"Part III is every bit as powerful as the first two parts, and in some ways more interesting." - Village Voice

"An exultant depiction of people becoming politicized and taking charge of their own destinies, responding ingeniously to further acts of oppression and attempting to reorganize every aspect of their lives along communal lines." - Los Angeles Times

1979 London Film Festival
1979 Berlin Film Festival
  

78 minutes / b&w
Spanish
Release: 1998
Copyright: 1978
UPC: 8-54565-00119-0
ISBN: 9786313085064
DVD Sale: $44.98

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Subject areas:
Chile, History (World), Latin America, Social Movements

Related Links:
The Films of Patricio Guzmán

Related Titles:
The Battle of Chile: The epic chronicle of Chile's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it in 1973, now on a special edition 4-DVD set.

The Battle of Chile (Part 1 and Part 2): The epic chronicle of Chile's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it in 1973. Judy Stone of the San Francisco Chronicle called it "a landmark in the presentation of living history on film."

Chile, Obstinate Memory: Patricio Guzmán's landmark film The Battle of Chile (1976) documented the "Popular Unity" period of Salvador Allende's government, the tumultuous events leading up to the 1973 coup, and Allende's death. Guzmán has returned to show The Battle of Chile in his homeland for the first time, and to explore the terrain of the confiscated (but reawakening) memories of the Chilean people.

The Pinochet Case: The story of the landmark legal case against General Augusto Pinochet of Chile, before and after his arrest in London in 1998.

Nostalgia for the Light: Director Patricio Guzmán travels to Chile’s Atacama Desert where astronomers examine distant galaxies, archaeologists uncover traces of ancient civilizations, and women dig for the remains of disappeared relatives.

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