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Estadio Nacional

Documentary (Chile) Director: Carmen Luz Parot Year: 2002: Spanish with English Subtitles: Length: 111 minutes Technical details: Shot on DvCam, 16mm (Colour, Black & White), Cert: 18 (TBA)

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Tue 5 June // 19:30

Tickets: £4

A very timely film screening plus a talk between the film's director Carmen Luz Parot and Alia Trabucco Zerán. Ticket proceeds to Football beyond Borders.

In the days following the military coup that overthrew Salvador Allende’s government, the national soccer stadium in Santiago was converted into the country’s largest detention centre, as thousands of men and women were arrested and taken there, many of whom were brutally interrogated, tortured, and killed.

Estadio National is the first in-depth investigation into the events that took place in the stadium after September 11, 1973. With the testimony of more than 30 witnesses, the film provides a moving account of a traumatic event in Chilean history that, 45 years after the coup, is still crucial for reimagining the country’s future.

Carmen Luz Parot is a Chilean journalist and documentary filmmaker. She is the director of Víctor Jara: El derecho de vivir en paz (Victor Jara: The Right to Live in Peace, 1999), the award-winning documentary Estadio Nacional (National Stadium, 2002), the documentary Tencha (2008) and the television series Chile en llamas: El arte de la censura (Chile in Flames: The Art of Censorship, 2015), that won the CNTV prize in 2015. She lives in London, where she recently directed the documentary Crafting Resistance (2018).

Alia Trabucco Zerán is a Chilean writer and researcher. Her first novel La resta (The Remainder, 2015) will be published in English by And Other Stories (2018). She currently works as a Research Associate for the School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol.

With the support of the Addressing Culture and Inequality in Latin America programme at the University of Bristol, ffi matthew.brown@bristol.ac.uk.