Chile’s Student Uprising (Film Screening)

Chile’s Student Uprising tells the story of the student protests taking place in Chile today demanding a free and state-funded education system and radical change in society. The film puts the protests in their historical context of widespread dissatisfaction with the economic model put in place under the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990), but that still remains largely in place.

The film’s director travelled to Chile between 2011 and 2013 to speak to then student leaders such as Camila Vallejo and Giorgio Jackson, and also to ordinary students, to explore why their protests have caused such effect in Chile and inspired others in the country and beyond.

Doors open at 5.30pm for socialising, food and drink. The film starts at 7pm and will be followed by a Q&A with the director Roberto Navarrete and Joel Linares, a community activist from Venezuela who will be speaking about changes in education policy there.

The Q&A starts at 7.45pm and there is no charge to attend from that point.

From 8.30pm-11pm we will have a playlist of Latin American music selected by Joel Linares; people can stay for a chat and, should they want, drinks/food.

Date: Tuesday 18 February 2014
Entry for the film: £4 waged // £3 unwaged/students
Venue: Centro Galego de Londres , 869 Harrow Road, London NW10 5NG

(The venue is a 5 minute walk from Willesden Junction station, which is on the Bakerloo line and Network Rail and London Overground station; the latter goes to Euston in 17 minutes).

Delicious Spanish tapas and drinks available at venue.

You can watch a temporary trailer for the film’s crowdfunding campaign below:

WHERE: Centro Galego de Londres , 869 Harrow Road, London NW10 5NG London
TICKETS: £4 waged // £3 unwaged/students