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Battle of Chile

Battle of Chile

3 Episodes

A three-part documentary following the political tensions and violent uprisings that led to Pinochet’s 1973 military coup, which not only deposed socialist president Salvador Allende, but ended democracy and civilian rule in Chile.

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Battle of Chile
  • Part 1: The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie

    Episode 1

    Part one examines the escalation of rightist opposition following the left’s unexpected victory. The film follows the increasingly violent tactics used by the right to weaken Allende’s government and provoke a crisis.

  • Part 2: The Coup D’etat

    Episode 2

    Part two shows a left divided over strategy, while the right methodically lays the groundwork for the coup, dramatically ending with the military assault on the presidential palace and Allende’s last messages to the people of Chile.

  • Part 3: The Power of the People

    Episode 3

    Part three deals with the creation of thousands of local groups of “popular power” to demand action by the government against the right.