The Chilean Building
Directed by: Macarena Aguiló and Susana Foxley
“These letters should be a continuation of our conversations. I close my eyes and play with you. And I want to open my eyes tomorrow, the 18. August, when you turn nine. … Tell me how you feel! We write to you from the road, and you have to write to us often. Remember to always write letters with black ink, not pencil, because it is not possible to take pencil photos. ”
Is it possible for children to accept that parents leave them? And can parents be forgiven for sacrificing family togetherness to fight for something bigger?
In a sensitive and personal, but insistent and award-winning documentary, director Macarena Aguiló tells of childhood in "The Chilean Building" – a children's collective driven by the revolutionary movement MIR in the 1970 and 80's in Paris and Cuba while her parents fought against Pinochets violent and US-backed dictatorship in Chile.
Central is the vacuum that arises when parents go to war and the children have to stay. . .
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