Free Amnesty screening of Oscar nominated film 'No', starring Gael Garcia Bernal
Amnesty International UK and Network Distributing will be holding a special free screening of Oscar-nominated Chilean film ‘No’ on Monday 16th September at Amnesty’s headquarters in Shoreditch. The event marks 40 years since Pinochet’s coup and 25 years since the return of democracy to Chile.
‘No’, starring critically-acclaimed actor Gael García Bernal, is about the advertising campaign that accompanied the No vote in Chile’s 1988 referendum, which brought about the end of Pinochet’s dictatorship.
The film, directed by Pablo Larraín, was released in the UK in February this year. It will be shown at Amnesty on the day it comes out in a DVD box set of Larrain’s three films about Pinochet’s Chile, entitled No to Pinochet: The Pablo Larraín collection. The other films are Tony Manero and Post Mortem.
Pinochet seized power in a bloody coup against Salvador Allende’s government on 11 September 1973. Over the next 16 years, Amnesty International believes 1,100 people were forcibly disappeared, more than 2,000 were unlawfully killed and several thousands were tortured by the military forces.
On 5 October 1988, Pinochet lost a referendum which asked the Chilean people if they wanted his regime to continue. That was 25 years ago, yet thousands of victims and their families are still waiting for justice for the human rights abuses committed against them.
In addition to the film screening, Amnesty will be hosting an exhibition of photos by award-winning photojournalist Julio Etchart, who documented resistance to Pinochet’s regime in the 1980s.
Julio’s photos were published in national and international press including the Guardian, the Sunday Times and the New York Times. The exhibition will run from 9-20 September, 9am-5pm, weekdays only.
What: Free screening of Oscar-nominated film ‘No’, starring Gael García Bernal
Where: Amnesty International UK, Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard
London, EC2A 3EA
When: Monday 16 September at 18.30
For more information and to book tickets for the screening, please visit: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/events_details.asp?ID=2370