Gladys Marín – Chile

(Gladys Marín – Chile)

GDR, 1974, 16 min, b&w
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Gladys Marin (1941-2005), a member of the Chilean Communist Party and an anti-Pinochet activist, visited the GDR and other socialist countries after leaving Chile in 1974. The film recalls the brutal killing of many Chileans during Pinochet's coup – including folk singer Victor Jara – and details the political and financial support offered to progressive forces in Chile by people in socialist countries.


Also documented are the activities of the International Solidarity Movement, which fought for the release from prison of Luis Corvalán, the Secretary-General of the Chilean Communist Party, and helped Chilean democrats immigrate to socialist countries. While the film cites 1,000 Chilean immigrants in East Germany, statistics elsewhere register 2,000 to 5,000.


NOTE: This film is currently only available as part of our non-circulating research collection.


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