Oral History Mini-Documentaries

Literature, Feminism and Memory: Author Pia Barros

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.

Oral History Mini-Documentaries

Nueva Esperanza

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.

Oral History Mini-Documentaries

Marcela Polloni

A profile and interview with the Chilean artist who was a mentor to arpilleristas impacted by Pinochet’s dictatorship.

Oral History Mini-Documentaries

La Faena: Arpillera Workshop

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.