Guzmán interviews people involved in the making of The Battle of Chile, speaks with Allende’s former guards, reflects on his own time being held by the military government, and overall focuses on the individual experiences under such a regime.
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mi reconocimiento al destacadísimo trabajo de patricio guzmán, esta vuelta a chile para obstinar la memoria acaba siendo devastadoramente necesaria. si de las venas abiertas de américa latina manan ríos de sangre, ello provoca mares de lágrimas. se impone el silencio
Frantic reminder of the 1973 Chilean coup d'état with strong emphasis on the urgent need to keep its solemn memory alive whilst under threat by the claws of oblivion. However the document does not contain any meritorious artistic or intellectual value worth of praise and it only works due to the significance attached to the event itself. Guzmán here delivers barely more than a token of nostalgia and reminiscence.