2.21.17 Human Rights Film Series: Chile’s Student Uprising

Chile's Student Uprising
Join us for a screening of


(2014, Director Roberto Navarrete)

4:00 – 5:30pm

Konover Auditorium
Dodd Center
University of Connecticut

Featuring a post-show discussion with

Prof. Eliana Rojas

Free Admission

Chile’s Student Uprising tells the story of the student protests taking place in Chile today demanding a free and state-funded education system and radical change in society. The film puts the protests in their historical context of widespread dissatisfaction with the economic model put in place under the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990), but that still remains largely in place.

The film’s director travelled to Chile between 2011 and 2013 to speak to then student leaders such as Camila Vallejo and Giorgio Jackson, and also to ordinary students, to explore why their protests have caused such effect in Chile and inspired others in the country and beyond.

Sponsored by
The Human Rights Institute
The Department of Curriculum & Instruction
The Teacher Preparation Program
The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center