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The Chilean Building

September 16, 2011

The award-winning documentary directed by Macarena Aguiló

  • Text by Camilo Salas



Since 1973, when dictator Augusto Pinochet took the power, a lot a Chileans left the country.This documentary tells of that process, and how a group of Chileans went back to fight the government, and left their kids behind.

Directed by Macarena Aguiló, "The Chilean Building" tells the story of Proyecto Hogares, a project created to look after the sons of the people who came back to Chile and fight against the dictatorship in the 70s. 

The project gathered 60 kids, all under the care of 20 people. This documentary tells the story of those kids who was left behind, the father and brothers who came back to Chile, and the teachers, who assumed the responsibility of their upbringing for the years to come.

The critics has said that this documentary is "capable of weaving an intimate and emotional web that reflects both the pain of a family and the history of a nation". It shows the clandestinity of a few to enter his country and what they left behind.

Check the documentary website for more information.

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