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45 Years Since the End of the Chilean Popular Government
September 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Chilean Society of the University of Edinburgh warmly invites you to the event 45 Years of the Chilean Popular Government which will take place on Friday 28th September from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at 50 George Square, Screening Room G‑04. It promises to be an inspiring and thought-provoking event. Free entry. All welcome!
11th September marks the 45th anniversary of the dreadful coup d’état in Chile that overthrew Allende´s Popular Government (1970–1973). Through short films, photography, and music made at the time, we foster conversation about the different projects that aimed to follow a democratic path to Socialism in Chile. These include the nationalisation of the copper industry; the agrarian reform and its consequences for indigenous communities; the contribution of the labour movement and trade unions; the participation of musicians and artists; and issues of international solidarity towards other revolutionary processes around the world. Beyond the specificities of the Chilean case, this event is more than a remembrance: is a direct invitation to bring people together and to acknowledge that positive social change is possible.