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Oral History Mini-Documentaries

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. 

Orlando Letelier Mural Brigade

Orlando Letelier Mural Brigade

"An Art of the People"

As a SLU student, Relani Prudhomme helped to coordinate the design and painting of the community mural "A Common Thread".

Orlando Letelier Mural Brigade

Chilean Art in the North Country

An overview of the digital narratives exploring the two murals on display at St. Lawrence University, one by the Orlando Letelier Brigade alone and one made with the help of the Canton community.

Podcasts

Podcasts

The Orlando Letelier Assassination

Podcast 5 of the Chile and Cold War Podcast series looks at the international reaction to the assassination of the ex Chilean Ambassador to the United States in Washington D.C. and how it reshaped Chile-U.S relations. 

Podcasts

Pinochet and the Catholic Church

Podcast 4 from the Chile and the Cold War Podcast Series investigates the tense relationship between the Catholic Church and the Pinochet regime, especially under the leadership of Santiago Archbishop Raúl Silva Henríquez.

Podcasts

Arpilleras and the Catholic Church

Podcast 1 from the Chile and the Cold War Podcast Series discusses the important role the Vicaría de la Solidaridad played in the protection of human rights and the production of arpilleras in Chile.

Podcasts

March of the Empty Pots and Pans

Podcast 2 of the Chile and the Cold War Podcast series discusses the events leading up to the controversial 1971 March of the Empty Pots and Pans, which protested President Salvador Allende's policies. This includes a discussion of who participated in the march, for what reasons, and the larger impact the march had on Chile.