Hora Chilena - a film that tells the stories of Chileans in Britain
Hora Chilena, (Chilean Time), is a very personal documentary film. Two second generation Chileans take a journey to explore their roots as political refugees in Cambridge in the aftermath of the US-backed 1973 Pinochet coup.
They talk to other first generation Chileans, as well as the network of activists who supported them.
Labour Party wards and others adopted prisoners and lobbied for their release. On arrival housing, language classes and other support was organised through the solidarity campaign.
The film explores the often contradictory experiences of the generations as they reflect on their identities and the bonds they have formed. Initially in limbo, most have stayed and made a successful life in Britain.
The filmmakers purposefully challenge the current scapegoating of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants.
The film is on limited release and the project to record the stories of the Chilean community in Britain continues at horachilena.co.uk
Poems and fun with Michael Rosen
Join the former Children’s Laureate and author of popular children’s books for an afternoon of poems and fun.
You can also get a look at his wonderful new book Alphabetical. Advance booking is essential.