Las cruces

Maguas Section

The military coup that took place in Chile on 11 September 1973 had dramatic consequences for the whole country. The then president of the democratically elected government, Salvador Allende, was assassinated at the doors to the presidential palace in Santiago. Repression and torture soon became widespread. Among the many people who disappeared were 19 workers from a paper company who were arrested for their involvement in the trade union movement and left-wing parties. Silence and impunity held sway for decades until, forty years later, a policeman broke the pact of silence and revealed the implication of CMPC, the private paper-making company, in the men’s deaths. However, the case still remains unresolved.

Screening

Presented by Carlos Vásquez Méndez

Date
Monday, 29/11
Time
19:00
Venue
El Almacén
Runtime
80’
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
English

Equipo creativo

Directors
Teresa Arredondo, Carlos Vásquez Méndez
Scriptwriters
Teresa Arredondo, Carlos Vásquez Méndez
Director of Photography
Carlos Vásquez Méndez
Editors
Carlos Vásquez Méndez, Martin Sappia

Technical information

Original title
Las cruces
Year
2018
Country
Chile