Battle of Chile
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.
Part 1: The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie
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
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.
- Abilio Fernández
- Patricio Guzmán
- Chris Marker
- Jorge Müller Silva
- Pedro Chaskel