Night Lessons

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  • Night Lessons

  • Artist: Guillermo Cifuentes
  • Year: 1997
  • Duration: 35:00
  • Country: Chile
  • NIGHT LESSONS reinvents a personal and subjective link to a history of political violence and its representation in the media. Through the enactment of private rituals of memory, it revisits media images of the Chile of the 80 s in order to re-examine and re-elaborate them as components of a collectively shared imaginary. The questioning of the possibility of historical truth, the confrontation of the complexities of our emotional and ethical positioning in relation to the violation of human rights, and a de-stabilization of the dominant rhetoric around guilt and innocence, repression and resistance, forgiveness and reconciliation are some of the themes that surface in these fragmentary forays into the Chilean cultural and political i maginary of recent years. A history written on bodies can only be understood by looking at and with the body, in ways that evidence the disturbing resonances of the past in the present that we live.

  • Accession #: 2310
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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