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“Salvador Allende” Premiere with Editor Fernando Leiva

September 11, 2006 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm EDT

Salvador Allende’s brief rule as President of Chile from 1970 to 1973 is a central moment in the modern history of South America. However, who was Salvador Allende? Was he a Marxist, as many claim? Was he too civilized to govern in a world of international power politics? A moving biographical portrait, Salvador Allende (2006) by filmmaker Patricio Guzman (The Battle of Chile) tells Allende’s story, from his youth in Valparaiso and his early presidential campaigns, to his bold nationalist reforms and his death during a violent rightist coup of September 11, 1973. Introduced by Fernando Leiva, editor of Democracy in Chile: The Legacy of September 11, 1973.

Presented with Action for Health in the Americas and the SUNY Albany Department of Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies.

3361 6th Ave
Troy, 12181 United States
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