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.
Oral History Mini-Documentaries
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.
Hear the griping tale of Carmen Aravena Indo, who made arpilleras under the dictatorship after witnessing the lasting effects of repression on her community and family.
Two arpilleristas from Peñalolén tell their stories, contributing to our understanding of the origins of arpilleras: Patricia Hidalgo (La Faena Taller) and María Madariaga (Lo Hermida Taller). Arpilleras are patchwork tapestries that are still crafted today, but were begun as a coping method and source of income during Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.
The story of a fair trade pioneer.