NEW SCREENING: Mon 14th March, 7pm, Riley Auditorium, Clare College
The first screening in the city for over a year will be dedicated to raising badly needed funds to help refugees here in Cambridge and beyond.
When Hora Chilena was first screened in 2013, it was timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the savage coup that led to the torture, exile and murder of thousands of Chileans as well as the repression of an entire nation.
Though dealing with the consequences of a brutal dictatorship, the film was an attempt to honestly recount the stories of the Chileans who found themselves exiled in Cambridge and the British people who went out of their way to help them rebuild their lives. What emerged was a series of sometimes sad, but ultimately heart-warming and humorous histories.
Three years on and it has lost none of its relevancy – as we watch daily hundreds of thousands of refugees putting their lives in danger as they flee their own brutal regimes we hope that Hora Chilena can remind us all of the compasison and basic humanity that has been a feature of the British character for so long.