Resources

Musicians

The following musicians have kindly offered to perform at events organised by local groups and individuals. If you are thinking in organising an event and need more information about their input to it, or about any other details, please, do not hesitate to get in touch with them directly.

Cameron McBride

 Area: Musician. Singer, guitar and flutes player

 Field: Folk music

 Address:

 Contact details: mob. 0795 602 6813 email: cammy1805 AT hotmail.com     Facebook: cameron.mcbride.908 AT facebook.com

 Fee: Yes

Flakito

Area. Musician. Singer, songwriter,  accordion player

Field: Green

Address: London

Contact details: mob. 0794 176 9736

Fee: Expenses

 

Jorge Morales

Area: Musician. Singer and guitar player

Field: Chilean New song and traditional.

Address: London

Contact details: mob. 0778 646 0932 email: jorabe51 AT gmail.com

Fees: Expenses

 
Sofia Buchuck

Area: Musician. Singer and song writer. Poet

Field: Latin American music, Andean; New Chilean Song.

Poet of Memory and Exile

Address: London, Sw9 8ta

Fee: Yes, at least the basic for each musician ie 3 . Also a solo performer.

Contact details: mob: 0209249359 ;

Webpage: www.sofiabuchuck.co.uk

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SOFIABUCHUCK?ref=hl

 

Tony Corden

Area: Musician. Singer, guitar/charango player

New Chilean Song, Víctor Jara

Machynlleth, Wales

Contact details: tonycorden AT hotmail.com

Fees: Expenses

Vadimir Vega

Area: Musician. Singer, songwriter, guitar player

Field: Chilean New Song

London

Contact: vavegam AT hotmail.com

Fees: Expenses

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Taller Literario de la Memoria

Latin American writers

Consuelo Rivera, María Eugenia Bravo, Isabel Ross López, Sofía Buchuck, Marijo Alba, Mabel Encinas

Area: Poetry, Visual Art and Singing

London

Fees: Via ‘Contact’

Contact: Taller Literario Mujeres de la Memoria

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Paul Baker Musician,

(Paul will be available to support your events as from 5th to  24th July

Area: Musician, Singer.  Paul is an experienced radio/TV/press presenter.

Field:  (can be varied and shaped to suit hosting group)

 Songs of Revolution, Songs of Love. Potential audience: Solidarity, peace, justice, environment, Latin American events

Crisis? What Crisis?. Potential audience: Solidarity, peace, justice, Victor Jara events.

Presentations are a mix of analysis, reflection, poetry and music, but proportions vary according to focus/requirements of hosting group. In English and/or Spanish.

Requirements.  a) Event: tall stool, drop of red wine. If PA is necessary: two sensitive mikes (acoustic voice and guitar) with stands.

b) Accommodation: couch/bit of floor space, vegetarian grub if possible.

c) Transport: Contribution to bus fare.

e) Fee: £100/US$150 plus donations.        

f) News/features media: the more the merrier –

 

Films

We are happy to provide support for screenings that you wish to organise yourselves.  The following films are available for this purpose, and the filmmakers have given their initial consent for their use.

Please note that it will be your responsibility to finalise the exhibition rights for these films, but we are happy to provide assistance with this.  Please, contact us if you are interested in screening any of these.

This list will continue to be updated as we hear back from filmmakers and distributors.

 

El diario de Agustín (Agustín Newspaper)

(2008, Ignacio Agüero) 80mins

A multi-award winning documentary which investigates the role of the press in the overthrow of Allende’s government and during the dictatorship years, and ignited a press freedom debate in Chile. 

El Mercurio has been the most influential and powerful newspaper throughout the history of Chile. Its role during Pinochet’s dictatorship may very well be the most taboo subject in recent Chilean history. “Agustín’s Newspaper” reveals how the newspaper misinformed, concealed information, and promoted the violation of human rights, in a sort of pending trial for which the film summons agents of the dictatorship, the newspaper directors and journalists, victims of repression, their families and lawyers.

http://www.eldiariodeagustin.cl/

http://www.santiagotimes.cl/opinion/special-reports/25888-controversial-documentary-ignites-press-freedom-debate-in-chile

 

No Olvidar (Don’t forget)

(1982, Ignacio Agüero) 30mins

 A key document of the dictatorship years, and a pinnacle moment in Chilean cinema.  Filmed secretly during the dictatorship, ‘No Olvidar’ chronicles a terrible episode in Chile’s history: the kidnapping and murder of five men whose bodies were only found after five years of searching.

Please note, at present this film is only available in Spanish.  We are trying our best to arrange for English subtitling.

 

Violeta se fue a los cielos

(2013, Andres Wood) 110mins

 Winner of the World Cinema Jury Prize at Sundance in 2012.  Violeta se fue a los cielos recounts the fascinating life of Violeta Parra (1917-67), Chilean composer, songwriter, folklorist, visual artist, and mother of the New Chilean Song Movement.  Andrés Wood traces Parra’s story from her humble beginnings in rural Chile to her life as a cultural icon passionate about preserving traditional culture.  The film features a rich soundtrack of Parra’s influential songs.

 

United Kingdom” from 11.09.01

(2002, Ken Loach), 11 mins

“The most forceful contribution [to 11’09’11] is by Ken Loach, a letter to the relatives of the Twin Towers victims from the exiled Chilean singer Vladimir Vega, the star of Loach’s Ladybird, Ladybird. It consists of newsreel material of the vicious coup, arranged by Kissinger and the CIA, that overthrew Allende’s socialist government on 11 September 1973 and put Pinochet in power. Loach’s message is that the Americans had it coming or, as he has puts it in a production note: ‘This was a symbolic attack on a power represented by the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon.’ Whether or not you agree with that, Loach’s film is like being kicked in the guts by an Andean mule.” – Philip French, The Guardian

 

Machuca

(2004, Andres Wood)

Set in Chile, 1973, this is an astonishingly intimate and painful coming-of-age story about a pair of 12-year-old boys from opposite extremes of society who form an unlikely friendship during the last days of President Allende and the first days of Pinochet. Gonzalo (Matías Quer), the 11-year-old boy at the centre of Andrés Wood “Machuca,” is warily edging toward adolescence, preoccupied with the petty brutality of the schoolyard and the unspoken miseries of his upper-middle class Santiago household. But because his coming of age takes place in Chile in 1973, his ordinary hardships, joys and rites of passage are charged with inordinate tension,” -A O Scott, New York Times

 

La Spirale

(1974, Armand Mattelart, Valérie Mayoux, Jacqueline Meppiel, Chris Marker (writer)), 158 mins 

Documentary with narration by Donald Sutherland.  An analysis of Chilean politics, which, in seven sections, describes the progression from birth to destruction of Popular Unity, and the US involvement in Chilean affairs and the part this played in the downfall of Allende.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHFcjGWX9Ag

 

Nostalgia for the Light

(2010, Patricio Guzman), 90mins

Chile’s Atacama Desert is the driest place on earth. Atop its mountains, astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars. The sky is so translucent that it allows them to see right to the boundaries of the universe.  The Atacama Desert is also a place where the harsh heat of the sun keeps human remains intact: those of Pre-Columbian mummies; 19th century explorers and miners; and the remains of political prisoners, disappeared by the Chilean army after the military coup of September 11, 1973.

“It isn’t simply that Patricio Guzmán’s Chilean documentary Nostalgia for the Light is moving: it has a tragic grandeur that really is very remarkable. It is deeply intelligent, intensely and painfully political, and yet attempts, and succeeds, somehow to transcend politics and perhaps even history itself.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/jul/12/nostalgia-for-the-light-review

 

No

(2012, Pablo Larrain), 118mins

Rebranding the revolution, 1980s style. Pablo Larraín’s latest is a wicked satire of the fall of Chile’s dictatorship, with Gael García Bernal’s ad man as pied piper.

http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/reviews-recommendations/film-week-no