Chilean time / Hora chilena

Marking the fortieth anniversary of the murderous Chilean coup of 1973, which led to the death or disappearance of thousands, Kip Loades’ documentary focuses on the hundreds of thousands more who were forced to flee the country, fearing for their lives. Chilean Time is a deeply moving reflection upon that most profound of exiles, which, for many, proved permanent; and also, upon the acceptance and kindness the refugees encountered in a land so far from home. In its evocation of one community’s expression of solidarity for another, the film reflects the timeless and universal story of those who have no choice but to seek refuge amongst strangers, and of those who welcome them in.

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