Chilean Political Documentary Video of the 1980s

  • Antonio Traverso
  • Germán Liñero
Part of the Global Cinema book series (GLOBALCINE)


Collectively produced militant documentary in South America can be traced back to the pioneering experiences of film groups and film centers in Argentina (Escuela Documental de Santa Fé, Cine de la Base, and Cine Liberación)1 and Chile (film centers of Universidad Católica and Universidad de Chile), between the late 1950s and early 1970s.2 The pioneering and innovative work of these legendary film cooperatives constitutes the most important antecedent of the activist video collectives emerging in South America in response to the crises of the past three decades, such as the mushrooming independent video organizations that appeared during the military dictatorship in Chile in the 1980s. The latter is the focus of this chapter, which seeks to reconsider Chilean antidictatorship video documentary through both historical contextualization and close textual analysis of a series of landmark political video documentaries produced during that decade.3


Activist Video Video Technology Music Video Military Regime Grassroots Organization 
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  • Antonio Traverso
  • Germán Liñero

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