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Chileans of the North Screening at the University of Sheffield

December 14 @ 18:30

On 11th September 1973 a violent coup in Chile overthrew the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende. What followed was nearly 17 years of repression in which the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet transformed the country. More than 2000 Chilean exiles came to the UK, aided by a network that included the Chile Solidarity Campaign, Trade Unions and the World University Service. Chileans of the North explores the story of the refugees who made a new home in South Yorkshire. The participants share what happened at the time of the coup and its aftermath, what it was like to start a new life in the UK, and how activism and solidarity brought a community together. Told through first-hand stories, archive material and music, it’s a story that spans two continents and 50 years. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A featuring some of the individuals who appear in the documentary, the documentary maker Chris Paul and Constanza Gajardo Pavez, a Chilean academic and expert on UK-Chile relations during the dictatorship.

Workroom 4,
38 Mappin Street