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Guide to the Estela and Ernesto Bravo Film and Video Collection TAM.616

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Collection processed by Jan Hilley, with the assistance of Heather Mulliner

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 17, 2017
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Container List

Series XI: Holy Father and Gloria, 1985-1991

Historical/Biographical Note

Estela Bravo’s 1987 film Holy Father and Gloria  El Santo Padre y la Gloria won many awards including Best Documentary on Current Affairs at the San Francisco International Film Festival; Gold Plaque Award at the Chicago International Film Festival; and Best Documentary at the American Film Institute Global Village Festival in New York.

Carmen Gloria Quintana Arancibia (1968- ) is a Chilean woman who became a symbol of hope for democracy in Chile to many Chileans after she received an embrace and encouragement from Pope John Paul II in 1987. On July 2,1986, Quintana, along with a young photographer, Rodrigo Andres Rojas de Negri, were participating in a student protest in Santiago. They were attacked and beaten by a patrol of military police, soaked with gasoline, and set on fire. De Negri died of his burns. Gloria suffered second and third degree burns over 62% of her body; she was critically ill and was moved to a hospital in Canada. Although she survived, Gloria was badly disfigured from her burns. When the Pope visited Chile in 1987, she returned and was able to meet with the pontiff in Santiago.

Scope and Content Note

The 43-minute documentary Holy Father and Gloria (  El Santo Padre y la Gloria) was released in 1987 and captures the turbulence of Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship. It traces the story of Carmen Gloria Quintana and her 1987 journey back to Chile to see the Pope. In addition to footage of the Pope's visit and the ongoing protests the documentary includes interviews with Quintana and many others. Among the voices captured are those of elites, particularly young people, who supported the Pinochet government and felt the protests were unnecessary. Footage in this series includes shots of Quintana touring Chile, speeches by the Pope, interviews with Quintana and other Chileans, and historical footage contextualizing Chilean politics.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 73 Dvd : 10 El Santo Padre y la Gloria

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Content of this DVD is born-digital. Advanced notice is required to access these materials.

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the film Holy Father and Gloria. This film is in Spanish and contains subtitles in English.

1987
Reel: ref2158_01 Holy Father and Gloria
1987
Reel: ref2158_02
Reel: ref2165 Holy Father and Gloria
1987
Box: 44 Cassette : ref961 Holy Father and Gloria

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the film Holy Father and Gloria. This film is in Spanish and contains subtitles in English.

1987
Box: 44 Cassette : ref960 Holy Father and Gloria, Spanish
1991 January 14
Box: 55 Cassette : ref1273 Holy Father and Gloria "Version 1 First Edit"
1987
Box: 61 Cassette : ref1365 "El Santo Padre y La Gloria 42 minutes (Espanol)"
1987
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1361 Quintana, Carmen Gloria: Interview
1987
Box: 39 Cassette : ref809 Quintana, Carmen Gloria: Interview (Debryando Street)
1987 May 4
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1362 Footage: "Carmen, Rodrigo, Pope;" "Completo"
1987
Box: 67 Cassette : ref1364 Footage: "Funeral Rodrigo, Cemetery, Carmen Gloria"

Scope and Content Note

According to Estela Bravo, this video contains 13 minutes of footage of the funeral of Rodrigo Rojas, followed by brief footage of young people being arrested. It also contains pictures of Carmen Gloria before she was burned. Finally there is footage of a young woman - Valesa - who left Chile with her family but was allowed to return later. This footage is from the film Returning to Chile.

1987
Box: 67 Cassette : ref1366 Footage: Parque O'Higgins and Carmen Gloria

Scope and Content Note

According to Bravo, this video contains footage of the Pope speaking at Parque O'Higgins followed by Carmen Gloria in her home in Chile, with family and friends.

Historical/Biographical Note

Parque O'Higgins is a public park in the center of Santiago, Chile. Pope John Paul II (in his 1987 visit) led a beautification ceremony for Saint Teresa of the Andes. Because of the violence that broke out between the Chilean police force and crowds protesting Pinochet's dictatorship, the ceremony was suspended until the situation calmed.

1987
Box: 43 Cassette : ref837 "O'Higgins"
1987
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1367 Footage: "Chile, Students, Gloria"

Scope and Content Note

Estela Bravo interviews students at various class levels about the Pinochet regime and situation in Chile.

1987
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1373 Footage: "Gloria Street"
1987 March 4
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1210 Footage: "Pinochet greets Pope at the airport"
1987
Box: 39 Cassette : ref810 Footage: Rojas Grave and Interview with son of Orlando Letelier
1987
Box: 67 Cassette : ref1368 Footage: College Stadium (the Pope speaking and Carmen Gloria in the audience) and Cemetery
1987
Box: 67 Cassette : ref1369 Footage: Police Brutality
1985 September 4
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1370 Footage: "Carmen Gloria Complete Visit Jail"
circa 1987
Box: 39 Cassette : ref811 Footage: "Carmen Gloria in victory"
1987
Box: 60 Carton : ref1371 Footage: "March Final Against Torture in the street"
1987 February 4
Box: 23 Cassette : ref550 National Stadium / Pope Compilation
1987
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1363 "Pope, Chile, Street, Carmen Gloria, Funeral Rodrigo," and Others
1987
Box: 43 Cassette : ref878 Carmen Gloria " Ernesto's Copy"
1987
Box: 11 Cassette : ref253 "2 Carmen Gloria Completa"
1987
Box: 32 Cassette : ref630 "El Santo Padre y la Gloria"
1987
Box: 31 Cassette : ref684 "El Santo Padre y la Gloria"
1987
Box: 38 Cassette : ref719 "TV Espanola Programa Editado - Pinochet - the Pope - Chile - Carmen Gloria"
1987
Box: 38 Cassette : ref720 "Hotel Capri - press conference - Estela Bravo - Juan Vilar"
circa 1987
Box: 38 Cassette : ref726 "Torture photos - Pinochet speech"
circa 1987
Box: 39 Cassette : ref802 "Pepe Carrasco CNN Pinochet"

Historical/Biographical Note

Jose Humberto "Pepe" Carrasco Tapia (1943-1986) was a Chilean journalist opposed to the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. He was assassinated on September 7, 1986.

circa 1986
Box: 39 Cassette : ref803 "Carmen Gloria - Final Victory - Cemetery"
1987 May 4
Box: 43 Cassette : ref836 "Chile Carmen Gloria"
1987
Box: 38 Cassette : ref725 "Film festival - Homage to Estela Bravo for Holy Father and Gloria"(about Bravo)
1987
Box: 38 Cassette : ref723 "Photos - Carmen Gloria - the Pope speaks - Dibuyos (drawings)"
1987
Box: 38 Cassette : ref721 "Maria Olga Allemand and other houses - Olga Bala" (many other annotations, but undecipherable)
1987
Box: 43 Cassette : ref833 "Carmen Gloria Bump"
1987

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