Clandestine in Chile

Clandestine in Chile

The Adventures of Miguel Littín

Book - 2009
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In 1973, the film director Miguel Littín fled Chile after a U.S.-supported military coup toppled the democratically elected socialist government of Salvador Allende. The new dictator, General Augusto Pinochet, instituted a reign of terror and turned Chile into a laboratory to test the poisonous prescriptions of the American economist Milton Friedman. In 1985, Littín returned to Chile disguised as a Uruguayan businessman. He was desperate to see the homeland he'd been exiled from for so many years; he also meant to pull off a very tricky stunt: with the help of three film crews from three different countries, each supposedly busy making a movie to promote tourism, he would secretly put together a film that would tell the truth about Pinochet's benighted Chile--a film that would capture the world's attention while landing the general and his secret police with a very visible black eye.

Afterwards, the great novelist Gabriel García Márquez sat down with Littín to hear the story of his escapade, with all its scary, comic, and not-a-little surreal ups and downs. Then, applying the same unequaled gifts that had already gained him a Nobel Prize, García Márquez wrote it down. Clandestine in Chile is a true-life adventure story and a classic of modern reportage.
Publisher: New York :, New York Review Books,, [2009]
ISBN: 9781590173404
Branch Call Number: 983.064 GA
Characteristics: xxx, 116 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Littin, Miguel 1942-


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Sep 26, 2016

Well written, but the story didn't have the drama I expected. The story of the ship wrecked sailor was far more gripping.

Aug 01, 2012

This book tells the story of a filmmaker who returns secretly to Chile to film life under Pinochet. Short but interesting.


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