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

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

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

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 17, 2017
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series XXIII: Returning to Chile, 1984-1986

Historical/Biographical Note

In the 1970s several thousand Chilean citizens fled their country to escape the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Most of the exiles were either supporters of former president Salvador Allende or activists on the political left who feared abuse under the new government. Exiles were barred from returning for many years, but by 1984 the Chilean government agreed to grant most of the exiles permission to return home. This opening was spurred by international pressure and a domestic campaign to abolish restrictions on exiles.

Returning to Chile, which documents the return of Chilean political exiles, won a 1986 Silver Toucan Award at the Rio de Janiero International Film Festival.

Scope and Content Note

Estela Bravo’s 1986 documentary Returning to Chile tells the story of Chileans exiles who returned to the country in the mid-1980s. This documentary explores the experience of youth who returned to Chile without their parents after living in exile for many years. Several of the youths featured in the documentary discuss their difficulty adjusting to life in Chile and struggles with identity. A portion of the film focuses on Carlos Godoy Echegoyen, a twenty-three year old Socialist who died under torture in a police station in the port of Quintero in February 1985, shortly after returning from exile. Bravo interviews his mother and his sister. It also features scenes in a cemetery at Godoy’s grave and the graves of others, including Victor Jara, and Salvador Allende. The film also tells the story of three children from one family whose parents were taken and who must fend for themselves.

Videos in this series include full-length copies of the documentary with subtitles in English as well as raw footage and interviews. Footage features cemetery scenes, discussions about Carlos Godoy, Chilean religious and social welfare groups, speeches by Pinochet, and other background scenes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Reel: ref2162_01 Returning to Chile
1986
Reel: ref2162_02
Reel: ref2167 Returning to Chile
1986
Box: 57 Cassette : ref1302 Returning to Chile

Scope and Content Note

This is most likely a full-length version of the film Returning to Chile. This film is in Spanish and contains subtitles in English.

1986
Box: 61 Cassette : ref1340 Returning to Chile

Scope and Content Note

This is most likely a full-length version of the film Returning to Chile. This film is in Spanish.

1986
Box: 45 Cassette : ref968 Returning to Chile, "Cassette #24 DV #9 Final Viejo, Spanish"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 43 Cassette : ref834 Returning to Chile "English subtitles"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 45 Cassette : ref969 Returning to Chile, English
circa 1984-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1234 "Pinochet Speech"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1227 Godoy, Carlos (CH13)
circa 1985-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1228 Godoy, Carlos (CH14)
circa 1985-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1253 Godoy, Carlos, and His Sister (CH18)
circa 1985-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1242 "Godoy and Sister"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1256 "Cemeteries, Godoy, Desolvencias"
1986
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1230 "Cemetery (CH19)"
1986
Box: 43 Cassette : ref832 "Cemetery (CH20)"
1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1243 "3 Children, Home, Singing (CH22)"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1249 "Original, 3 Children, Brother"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1247 "3rd Part, Children, School"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1223 "3 Children, Street action, Foundation for Social Aid of the Christian Churches (FASIC) "
circa 1984-1986
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1231 "FASIC, Venceremos (CH23)"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1244 "FASIC, Young People (CH25)"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1245 "FASIC, Young People (CH26)"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1254 "FASIC, Jovenes"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1255 "PIDEE Cuban Young People"

Historical/Biographical Note

Protection of Youth Damaged by State of Emergency (PIDEE) is an organization founded in 1979 and dedicated to healing childhoods shattered by political repression in Chile.

circa 1984-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1252 "Casa Hogar, PIDEE, Jovenes, Casa Linda"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1241 "Students, Police, Street (CH11)"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1229 "Peace, Young People (CH15)"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1233 "Moneda"

Historical/Biographical Note

Palacio de La Moneda is the Chilean presidential palace. Salvador Allende is believed to have committed suicide at La Moneda just prior to its capture by the troops of General Augusto Pinochet (Sep 11,1973).

circa 1984-1986
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1232 "Mural, Young Children, Church (CH28)"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1239 "Mexican Families (CH8)"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 59 Cassette : ref1343 Returning to Chile "Festivales"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1251 Chile - Pinochet (CH5)
circa 1984-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1250 Chile (CH3)
circa 1984-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1246 "Pinochet"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 43 Cassette : ref831 "Premio Ret a Chile Casa"
circa 1984-1986
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_11 Returning to Chile: Video Clips

Returning to Chile: Video Clips   TW_TAM_616_ER_11

undated
Box: 31 Cassette : ref680 "Retornando a Chile"
circa 1984-1986

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