Beyond my Grandfather Allende

Beyond my Grandfather Allende / Allende, mi Abuelo Allende   |   Monday 12th September  6pm

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Over 40 years since the military coup that deposed Chilean President Salvador Allende, a prolonged and agonising silence continues to mark the family’s remembrance of Salvador “Chicho” Allende. Granddaughter Marcia Tambutti Allende draws an intriguing portrait that addresses the complexities of irreparable loss and the role of memory. Through this intimate lens, we all become grandchildren of Allende.


Documentary, Chile/Mexico, 2015, Dir. Marcia Tambutti Allende, 98 min, Spanish with English subtitles

SCREENS WITH:

Unsilenced. A short film by Betzabe Garcia, Mexico, 2016. Presented by AMBULANTE

Unsilenced reflects on the current climate of censorship and repression in Mexico and the tragedy suffered by the residents of the communities affected by the flooding of the Pichachos dam in Sinaloa. The film is told from the point of view of Atilano Román Tirado, community leader of the displaced residents, who was murdered on-air by gunmen inside a radio station while he was delivering a message of resistance to his people.

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Restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult.

Director: Marcia Tambutti Allende

Marcia is Chilean-Mexican, having lived for long periods in both countries after initially being forced to leave Chile, and later staying away by choice. She studied biology at the UNAM, the Imperial College, and the Natural History Museum, London. She has lived in Chile since 2007 where she collaborates with the Salvador Allende Foundation and the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity. She works in biodiversity issues, communication of science, and is co-editing an innovative book on Darwin’s Chilean trail. Beyond my grandfather Allende is her first feature documentary.