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Title The last stand of Salvador Allende / produced by Macumba International
Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (57 min.)
Series Human rights studies online (video)
Summary This is a remarkable document of the final hours of Salvador Allende, the first Marxist democratically elected leader of Chile. It reconstructs the day the country fell under the military government of General Pinochet. We hear blow-by-blow accounts from Allende s loyal surviving entourage, including his bodyguard, his secretary, and his wife and daughter. In this remarkable recounting, we learn that Allende completely trusted Pinochet and did not, at first, realize he was behind the army rebellion. In moving testimony, the survivors tell of their reluctance to leave Allende, but did so finally at his insistence. Archival footage shows the destruction of the Moneda Palace and the subsequent chaos. Allende's final address to his countrymen, exhorting them to dedicate themselves to freedom, provides one of the most stirring moments of twentienth century Latin American history
Analysis History
Notes Originally released as DVD
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Audience For College; Adult audiences
Notes In English
Hot Spring Documentary Film Festival, 1999
Subject Allende Gossens, Salvador, 1908-1973.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Macumba International.