Film on tour around UK shows in Liverpool tomorrow night and documents social uprising that toppled decades of dictatorship
At his own expense and as a fortieth birthday present to himself, filmmaker Nick MacWilliam documented the Chilean ‘social explosion’ that ended decades of murderous dictatorship in Chile as student protests against transport fare rises ignited a general uprising.
And MacWilliam, who lived and worked in Chile and elsewhere around Latin America, says that the sudden change, from hopelessness and exploitation to hope and change, holds lessons for the UK. Chile was the ‘laboratory’ for the right-wing stripping of assets, impoverishment and disenfranchisement of millions – a model subsequently followed in countries around the world, including in the UK under Thatcher and even more so now:
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