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|Premier Film Screening: The Chicago Conspiracy|
|Date||Saturday May 01|
|Time||8:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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Long Haul Infoshop
3124 Shattuck Ave.
A screening of the new documentary film, The Chicago Conspiracy, followed by a discussion with the director. This screening will be accompanied by a photography exhibit of recent events in Chile.
The Chicago Conspiracy is a documentary three years in the making. The project was filmed in Chile, and the story extends into the Mapuche indigenous lands of Wallmapu. The concept for the film was born with the death of a former military dictator. We celebrated in the streets of Santiago with thousands of people after hearing the news: General Augusto Pinochet was dead. His regime murdered thousands and tortured tens of thousands after the military coup on September 11, 1973. We celebrated both his death and the implication that the political and economic system which put him in power might itself be mortal. We began this documentary with the death of a dictator, but we continue with the legacy of a dictatorship.