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Images of a Dictatorship + Presque Vu and What Comes Between

(Imágenes de una dictadura)
Canada, 1999

Spanish with English subtitles.

Director/Writer: Patricio Henríquez Producers: Patricio Henríquez, Claude Cartier Cinematographer: Raúl Cuevas

 Editor: Jean-Marie Drot

 Sound Recording: Jorge Báez, Pepe de la Vega

 Robert Marcel Lepage

How do people survive the terror and heartbreak of life under a brutal dictatorship? This hard-hitting film is a visual collage chronicling General Augusto Pinochet's reign of terror in Chile. The imagery speaks for itself, as the film presents a scathing tableau of military rule. The exclusive film footage comes from the personal archives of a news camera operator who worked in Chile for 17 years. Poignant and subversive, it recounts the brutal atrocities suffered by Chileans, while championing their efforts to regain their freedom.

Images of a Dictatorship won Best Political Documentary at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and the Jutra Award for Best Documentary in 2000.

¿Cómo se sobrevive al terror y la dureza de vivir bajo una dictadura brutal? Esta película contundente es un collage visual que narra el reinado de terror del general Augusto Pinochet en Chile. La imagen habla por sí misma, ya que la película presenta un cuadro mordaz del régimen militar. El exclusivo material fílmico viene de los archivos personales de un camarógrafo de noticias que trabajó en Chile durante 17 años. Conmovedor y subversivo, la cinta relata las atrocidades brutales sufridas por los chilenos, pero también sus esfuerzos por recuperar su libertad.

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Canada, 2013
No dialogue/ 4 min

Director: Cecilia Araneda

Lush hand-crafted film footage and HD images combine to reveal a mysterious past through remnants of a memory that is almost remembered, but which never fully develops. There are words spoken in an indiscernible language, but they are not intended to be understood.


Canada, 2009
English/ 5 min

Director: Cecilia Araneda

What Comes Between is an examination of personal memory and loss rooted in the filmmaker’s birthplace – Chile – and her departure from that country long ago. The work is a collage film created with found footage from personal and historical sources, and original hand printed and tinted footage.

5:00 pm|The Cinematheque (CIN)
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Patricio Henríquez (b. Chile) worked as a director for Chilean television before moving to Montreal in 1974. He has won over 70 awards around the world, including the Grand Prix for Best Television Documentary in France for The Last Stand of Salvador Allende (1998) and the IDFA Special Jury Award for You Don’t Like the Truth, 4 Days Inside Guantánamo (2010).

Cecilia Araneda was born in Chile and came to Canada at a young age with her family after they escaped Chile’s coup d’état. She grew up in northern Manitoba and currently lives in Winnipeg. She holds a BFA in Theatre from York University and an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, and is an alumna of Phil Hoffman's Film Farm. She has completed ten short films as director and writer, which have won awards and screened internationally. Her first novel, The Ocean, was released December 2012.