The Other 9/11: Part One

Before 2001, there was another 9/11. In 1973, a military coup backed by the United States, overthrew the Chilean government and ushered in seventeen years of brutal dictatorship. In the first of a two part series on Making Contact, we hear stories of the Chilean 9/11.That day marked the end of one of Latin America’s longest democratic traditions, and brought on almost two decades of murder, disappearances, repression, and fear.

Featured speakers/guests:

Isabel Letelier, sculptor, author, and human rights activist; Ariel Dorfman, author, journalist, and human rights activist; Isabel Allende, novelist and journalist; Rene Castro, visual artist, photographer, curator, and teacher; Joan Jara, author.


Series Producers: Andrew Stelzer, George Lavender, Nancy L pez
Host this week: George Lavender/ Isabel Alegria
Contributing Producers: Andres Alegria, Kim Davis, Claude Marks, Isabel Alegria
Daniel del Solar, Maria Alegria, Nina Serrano
Web Editor: Irene Florez
Volunteers: Bansi Mehta, Federico Villalobos, Dorian Roberts
and Barbara Barnett

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