20 August 2016

“Dawson Isla 10” Directed by Miguel Littin, in AIPFF

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - Dawson Isla 10 written and directed by Miguel Littin will be screened in his presence at the 3rd Ammar Popular Film Festival.

TEHRAN (AIPFF) – Dawson Isla 10 written and directed by Miguel Littin will be screened in his presence at the 3rd Ammar Popular Film Festival.

Dawson Isla 10 made in 2009 is about the 1973 Chilean coup d’état resulted in President Salvador Allende being overthrown and Augusto Pinochet coming to power in Chile. This film tells the story of the former members of Allende’s cabinet, who were arrested and incarcerated in a political prison, specially designed as a concentration camp on Dawson Island, Tierra del Fuego. The camp had been used in the early 20th century to house Selk’nam and other indigenous peoples, moving them from the main island to end their interference with the large sheep ranches that had been established, as they persisted in hunting in their former territories.

In 1973 hundreds of other suspected communists and political dissidents were also imprisoned on Dawson Island by Pinochet’s government. Under the strict control of the Chilean Navy, these men struggled to survive the freezing temperatures and harsh conditions. Miguel Littin, one of the outstanding Chilean filmmakers, has come to Tehran to participate in the 3rd Ammar int’l Popular Film Festival.

Dawson Isla 10 written and directed by Miguel Littin

Dawson Isla 10 written and directed by Miguel Littin

The 3rd edition of Ammar International Popular Film Festival is being held from August 24th to August 26th, 2016 in Iran. The theme of the first section of the third AIPFF is reviewing coup d’etat movie around the world and also highlighting the role of the global arrogant powers in orchestrating coups in other countries.

 

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