restricted access Film Makers and the Popular Government Political Manifesto (Chile, 1970)

Written in the wake of the 1970 election of Salvador Allende of the Socialist Party of Chile, who became leader of the Unidad popular (Popular Unity), this manifesto draws on the utopian Marxist spirit of the times, calling for a new cinema by and for the people of Chile, one that is not dominated by the ideologies of the dominant classes. This call is especially important because of the monopoly held by US interests on Chilean screens at the time.