Dr. Katherine Hite, a professor of political science at Vassar College, offers both an interview and a keynote speech on Chile and the politics of memory at the opening reception of the Sewn in Protest exhibition at the Richard F. Brush Gallery at St. Lawrence University.
Oral History Mini-Documentaries
In these videos, renowned artist Francisco Letelier talks about murals and activism in the Americas. Francisco Letelier is an LA-based artist and muralist whose work has been shown across the world and is deeply entwined in the political world and deeply involved with community activism. Letelier helped to create two murals in 1989 that are proudly displayed in SLU's ODY Library as part of the Orlando Letelier Mural Brigade, and a new collaborative "Bridging Cultures" mural unveiled in SUNY Potsdam's Lougheed Learning Commons in 2019.
Arpilleristas Victoria Diaz, Emilia Vasquez Requelme, and Laura Herrera share the moving personal stories of their disappeared family members and their involvement with the Chilean arpillera movement.
An interview with Dr. Liliana Trevizan, a Modern Languages professor at SUNY Potsdam who lived in Chile during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
María Luisa Ortiz describes her life during Pinochet's dictatorship and her experiences as the director of the Collections and Investigations Department at the Museum of Memory and Human Rights.
SUNY Potsdam Professor Oscar Sarmiento gives his personal, inspiring narrative about his experience of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile.
In this video, famed writer Pia Barros describes her roots, as well as her own take on the dictatorship. At the end, she recounts how human rights activists turned Villa Grimaldi into an important memory site during and after the dictatorship.
Chilean Arpilleristas tell their story of a New Hope through the avenue of art and expression and the creation of"La Casa de Las Mujeres" in post-revolutionary Chile.
A profile and interview with the Chilean artist who was a mentor to arpilleristas impacted by Pinochet’s dictatorship.
Meet Verónika Sánchez Ulloa, who is dedicated to preserving and sharing the memory of arpilleras and their impact on Chile's community after enduring human right violations conducted by the government.