Chile’s one-man truth commission

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May 2, 2011
In These Times
by Michael Atkinson  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Chile’s self-appointed one-man Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Patricio Guzman, has devoted the last four decades to chronicling the short-lived Allende administration and the Pinochet dark age that followed. No one has dedicated themselves to portraying their homeland as relentlessly as Guzman, who as a comfortable middle-class Santiagoan was enchanted with Allende socialism — and then rocked by the 1973 Pinochet coup. Since then, his entire career has been committed to rendering onto film the exact dimension of that disastrous betrayal and its protracted fallout." (05/02/11)  


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