Alborada Films presents their new Short Documentary ‘Chile’s Student Uprising’ which highlights the ongoing protest against the Chilean educational system.
The premiere of this unique documentary will take place on Wednesday 12th February and in this occasion they have a pair of tickets to give away, all you have to do is send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Chile students’ as subject. Contestants have until 6th February to send the email and the winners will be chosen random from all the contestant that same day.
We were very proud to host Ana Tijoux‘s debut UK gig at Favela Chic in 2011 – it was a wicked night, she’s a lyrical showstopper. At the forefront of the international Hip Hop movement, Ana is only the second Chilean musician to be Grammy nominated, has collaborated with the likes of Julieta Venegas (on the hit ‘Eres Para Mi’), Control Machete, and Bajofondo, was #1 Latin album of the year on Amazon in 2010 and broke new ground on iTunes charts around the world.
Ana started out with rap group Makiza whose lyrics were full of social commentary, particularly about the injustices against the indigenous people of Chile. The radical slant of her new Bossa Nova style track, then, is not surprising. What is surprising is that, unlike most popular artists – who tend to bow the status quo as they climb the ladder of fame – Tijoux’s radicalism is growing as quickly as her reputation is. Her new song “NO AI TPP” (video above) focuses on opposing and exposing the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP). You can download the track for free via MediaFire on YouTube too. If you haven’t heard about the TPP, we’re not surprised. It’s being kept secret by some of the most dangerous secret keepers in the world.
“If we explore the recent history of Chile we are better able to put the continuing student protests that are challenging Chile’s neoliberal consensus into some kind of context.”-Pablo Navarrete, founder, Alborada Films
Chile 40 Logo, which includes a portrait of Salvdor Allende and a photo of the 1973 coup.
The Chile 40 Network is a UK-wide effort to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Chile’s own 11 September in 1973 and the resistance of the Chilean people against neoliberalism ever since. That year, democratically elected socialist leader Salvador Allende was overthrown in coup d’état by Augusto Pinochet. This began a 17-year long dictatorship by Pinochet that left the country facing terrible economic inequality.
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