About The Battle of Chile, Pt. 3*

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*Screening takes place in the IU Moving Image Archive Screening Room in the Herman B Wells Library. Free, but reservations required. Reserve online at

Part 3: The Power of the People deals with the creation by ordinary workers and peasants of thousands of local groups of “popular power” to distribute food, occupy, guard, and run factories and farms, oppose black-market profiteering, and link together neighborhood social-service organizations, first as a defense against strikes and lockouts by factory owners, tradesmen, and professional bodies opposed to the Allende government, and then increasingly as Soviet-type bodies demanding more resolute action by the government against the right. In Spanish with English subtitles. (DigiBeta Presentation)

This film series is sponsored by Andrew Mellon Foundation and hosted by the Center for Documentary Research and Practice with support from IU Cinema, The Media School, the Black Film Center/Archive, the College Arts and Humanities Institute, IU Libraries Moving Image Archive, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

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