Documentary films

Acto único . Eduardo Guerrero. Universidad Finis Terrae, ARTV, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2000, 2004. DVD. Interview with Marco Antonio de la Parra and scenes from several of his plays.

Actores secundarios . Marcela Betancourt. Alerce, la Otra Musica, 2005. DVD. History of the Chilean student movement of the 1980s which opposed the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Augusto Pinochet: historia de un dictador. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2006. DVD-R. This biography studies the defining events of the dictator's life and notorious rule, from his birth in 1915, thorugh the development of his military career and his connections to fascist leaders, to his overthrow of the Allende government in 1973 and subsequent imposition of murderous right-wing regime.

Apaga y vámonos  / Switch off.  Las Américas Film Network, 2005, 2006.  DVD.  Details efforts  of  the Spanish hydro-electric company ENDESA to build a dam in the Biobío River to form a hydroelectric power station.

La batalla de Chile: la lucha de un pueblo sin armas = The battle of Chile: the struggle of an unarmed. [Brooklyn, NY]: Icarus Films Home Video, 2009. 4 DVDs.

The Battle of Chile: the struggle of an unarmed people / La Batalla de Chile: la lucha de un pueblo sin armas.
Part 1: The insurrection of the bourgeoisie . Patricio Guzmán. First Run/Icarus Films, 1975, 199?. VHS. Examines escalation of rightist opposition to Allende presidency after March 1973 congressional elections.
Part 2: The coup d’etat . Patricio Guzmán. First Run/Icarus Films, 1976, 199?. VHS. Covers period from the attempted military coup in June 1973 to the presentation of the military junta in September 1973.
Part 3: The power of the people . Patricio Guzmán. First Run/Icarus Films, 1978, 199?. VHS. Completed two years after the first two parts, shows responses to the Pinochet regime.

Canto general: América, no invoco tu nombre en vano . Pablo Neruda, Eugenia Neves. Facultad de Filosofia y Humanidades de la Universidad de Chile, y la Fundacion Pablo Neruda, Video de Arte, 2000. VHS. A reading of Canto general.

Las casas de Pablo Neruda . Fundación Pablo Neruda, 2000. VHS. Houses in Isla Negra, Valparaiso, and Santiago.

Chile , obstinate memory . Patricio Guzmán. First Run/Icarus Films, 1992, 1997. VHS. Guzmán returns to Chile after twenty years in exile to confront the past and the future.

Chile : the drama of hope . Carmen Sarmiento. Video Spots and Associates, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1992, 1997. VHS. Women of Latin America series, lives of women in Chile during the Pinochet regime.

Crimes against humanity: the search for justice . BBC, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1998. VHS. Documents human rights abuses and efforts to find justice and reconciliation, including in Argentina, Chile, and Guatemala.

La cueca sola . Marilú Mallet. National Film Board of Canada, Women Make Movies, 2003. VHS. Chilean women’s experiences under the Pinochet dictatorship.

De defaite en defaite -- jusqu'a la victoire finale. [Chile?: s.n., 200-]. DVD-R. Calle Santa Fe, October 5, 1974, on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile, Carmen Castillo is wounded and her partner, Miguel Enriquez, leader of MIR and resistance against the dictatorship of Pinochet, is killed in action. This is the starting point of the questions aired in this documentary.

El derecho de vivir en paz . Fundación Víctor Jara, 1999, 2003. DVD. The life and work of Víctor Jara.

Estadio Nacional / National Stadium. Carmen Luz Parot. Zoo Film & Video, LAVA, 2001. VHS. Detentions after the September 11, 1973 coup.

The films of Raul Ruiz.  Facets Video, 2007.  DVD.  Includes interviews with the Chilean director.

Gitanos sin carpa / Gypsies without tents . Ivan Tziboulka. LAVA, 2002. VHS. Lives of Chile’s estimated 20,000 Rom (Gypsies).

A grin without a cat . Chris Marker. First Run/Icarus Films, 1978, 1993. VHS. Political wars of the 1960s and 1970s, including Bolivia and Chile.

I love Pinochet.   Marcela Said Cares.  Imago Comunicaciones, 2002.  DVD.   Documentary presenting  a little-discussed minority of Chileans who support dictator Augusto Pinochet and his return to power.

I wonder what you will remember of September.  Cecilia Cornejo.  Women Make Movies, 2004.  DVD.  The director reconstructs the 1973 Chilean coup from her parents' stories.

Isabel Allende. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2007. DVD-R. In this interview, Latin American author Isabel Allende confronts issues that trouble not only South and Central America but the planet as a whole.

Jews in Chile: emigrants through time . Televisión Nacional de Chile, LAVA, 2002. VHS. Documentary on Chile’s Jewish community.

Paradox, allegory and miscellanea: an interview with Raúl Ruiz. Duende Pictures, 1990. DVD. Interview with the Chilean filmmaker.

Patio 29: historias de silencio: un documental / Patio 29 : stories of silence : a documentary. Esteban Larrain. Ministerio de Educación, Fundación Ford, LAVA, 1998. VHS. Repression after the September 11, 1973 coup.

The Pinochet case . Patricio Guzmán. First Run/Icarus Films, 2001. VHS. Investigates legal case against Pinochet.

Que loco eres, puerto loco. Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2004. DVD. Antonio Skármeta interviews Chilean authors.

The right to live in peace . Carmen Luz Parot. Fundación Víctor Jara, Warner Music Chile, Latin American Video Archives, 1999, 2001. VHS. The life and work of the Chilean folk singer, Víctor Jara, murdered by government forces in the aftermath of the 1973 coup.

Roberto Bolaño: una mirada crítica . Tranquilo Producciones, Films for Humanities & Sciences, 2004. DVD. Interview with the Chilean author.

Salvador Allende . Patricio Guzmán, Jacques Bidou. First Run/Icarus Films, 2004. VHS. His life and works.

Salvador Allende: la caída de un presidente . Román Lejtman. 2003. DVD.

El sueño existe: Chile y el mundo recuerdan a Salvador Allende, Estadio Nacional 5 y 6 de Septiembre . Alerce, 2005. DVD. Concert in Allende’s honor.

Topología del pobre Topo: vida y obra del poeta Rodrigo Lira . Hernán Dinamarca. LOM Ediciones, 1999? VHS. Life and work of the Chilean poet.

The trials of Henry Kissinger . Alex Gibney and Eugene Jarecki. First Run/Icarus Films, 2002. VHS. Includes investigation into his involvement in the assassination of a Chilean general in 1970.

Ultima batalla de Salvador Allende . 1998. VHS. Accompanies the book, Allende, Chile, 1970-1973, crónica.

Üxüf Xipay: el despojo. Ceibo Producciones, 2004. VHS. Traces the resistance of the Mapuche Indians to outside intervention.

Viva Chile m--. Uwe Blesching. Logos Productions, 2004. DVD. Life and work of Fernando Alegría.

Feature Films

Ardiente paciencia / Burning patience . Antonio Skármeta. 1983. VHS.

El chacal de Nahueltoro / The jackal of Nahueltoro . Miguel Littín. Terra Entertainment, 1969, 2006. DVD.

El chacotero sentimental: la película / The sentimental teaser. Cristian Galaz. Cebra Producciones, LAVA, 1999. VHS.

Comédie de l'innocence / The comedy of innocence . Raoul Ruiz. Wellspring, 2000, 2003. DVD.

Coronación / Coronation . Silvio Caiozzi, José Donoso. Cinemateca, Facets Video, 2000, 2005. DVD.

Das Erdbeben in Chili.  Helma Sanders.  Facets Multimedia, 1974, 2009.  DVD.

The films of Raul Ruiz.  Facets Video, 2007.  DVD.  Includes interviews with the Chilean director.

Fuga.  Pablo Larraín.  Laguna Productions, 2006, 2008.  DVD.

Fulgor y muerte de Joaquín Murrieta . Pablo Neruda. 1985. VHS.

Généalogies d'un crime / Genealogies of a crime. Raúl Ruiz. 1998, 2005. DVD.

Il postino / The postman . Antonio Skármeta. 1995. VHS, DVD.

Julio comienza en julio / Julio starts in Julio. Alberto Célery, Silvio Caiozzi, Nelson Fuentes, Gustavo A. Frías. LAVA, 1976, 1990. VHS.

La frontera / The exile.  Ricardo Larraín.  Terra Entertainment, 1991, 2005.  DVD.

Lokas. [Chile]: Sahara Films: [distribuidos por] Video Chile, [2008]. DVD. With his 9-old son Pedro, Charly moves in with his father, who he has not seen in 30 years.

La luna en el espejo / The moon in the mirror. Silvio Caiozzi, José Donoso. Andrea Films, LAVA, 1990. VHS.

Machuca . Andrés Wood. Menemsha Films, Inc., 2004, 2006. DVD.

Missing . Costa-Gavras. Universal Pictures, 1982, 1999. VHS.

The sacred family = La sagrada familia. [New York]: First Run Features, 2005. DVD. A dinner guest turns a family's Easter weekend upside down.

La sagrada familia.  Sebastián Campos.  First Run Features, 2005, 2008.  DVD.

Soccer stories / Historias de futbol. Andrés Wood. 1997, 2006. DVD.

Taxi para 3 / A cab for 3.  Maverick Entertainment, 2001, 2003.  DVD.

Time regained / Le temps retrouvé . Raoul Ruiz. Kino International, 2001. DVD.

El Topo . Alexandro Jodorowsky. Anchor Bay Entertainment, 1970, 2007. DVD.

La ultima huella. Santiago: Errante Producciones: CENECA Producciones, [2008]. DVD. A documentary which aims to portray the identity of the Yagans, a tribe already almost totally extinct at the beginning of the century.