These film screenings, specially curated and organised by the Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies (CILAVS), in collaboration with Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) and Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia (FIC Valdivia), commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Chilean Military Coup of 1973. The selected films invite us to reflect upon the challenges of memory and memorialization and the relation between aesthetics and the political. With a focus on materiality (bodies, photocameras, various urban or rural landscapes) and a strong emphasis on subjectivity, each of these films also allows us to dwell on the various methodologies of visual representation and the subtleties of the affective worlds and symbolic horizons they explore in their particular genre. Questions about archival practices, fiction and testimony, intimacy and state violence will guide the conversation with the respective directors who will be joining us remotely for each of these screening events.

All films have English subtitles and will be shown at Birkbeck Cinema (Gordon Sq. 43, London) at 6pm.

20th October

City of Photographers (Sebastián Moreno, 2006)

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10th November

Unfinished Diary (Marilú Mallet, 1983)

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15th December

The Wolf House (Joaquín Cociña & Cristóbal León, 2018)

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Curated and organised by: Margarita Palacios ( & Daniela Larraín (

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