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AGUSTIN’S NEWSPAPER

DIR: IGNACIO AGÜERO
2009 | CHILE | 80 MINS
FRI, SEP 13 / 7 pm

AGUSTÍN’S NEWSPAPER follows journalism students from the University of Chile as they launch an investigation into the work of the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio, owned by Agustín Edwards since 1956, and its reporting of and role in their country’s political history, in particular around the election of Salvador Allende in 1970, the violent coup against him in 1973, and the subsequent seventeen years of the military regime.

Together, the students and the film dig into the particulars of several key events and their coverage in El Mercurio as case studies. They also look into relations between the owners and managers of the newspaper and Chilean political parties, the church, military, secret police, and the CIA.

In the end, through its attention to the details of one country’s journalistic history, AGUSTÍN’S NEWSPAPER raises profound questions not only about the role and responsibilities of Chile’s most important newspaper, but of all those who control or manage the dissemination of information and the reporting of news in every country.

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PINOCHET’S WOMEN
DIR: EDUARDO MENZ | 2009 | CANADA | 12 MINS | EXPERIMENTAL
Spanish, with English subtitles

An examination of the forgotten history of two very different but significant women during Pinochet’s brutal regime of Chile in the late 1980’s – Cecilia Bolocco, who was crowned Miss Universe in 1987, and Carmen Gloria Quintana, who in 1986 suffered severe burns and was left for dead after being picked up by the military for protesting against Pinochet.

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