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Dance of Hope

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, History, Politics & Government, Social Issues
  • Director:Deborah Shaffer


From 1973 to 1989, Chile was governed by the military under Salvador Pinochet. During that time, many people suffered from the government's efforts to eliminate all dissent. This documentary uses interviews with survivors of government torture and photographs from the period to tell the story of those who resisted the overthrow of democracy. Many of the women interviewed, if they were not themselves the victims of torture, had relatives who were among the desaparacidos (the "disappeared"), people who...more