"Victor Jara: The Right to Live in Peace"

Published Robbie - Sat, 03/16/2013 - 5:48pm

Filmed for the 25th anniversary of his death, this biography recounts the extraordinary life of famed Chilean singer-songwriter, theater director, folklorist, and political activist Victor Jara.

The evening will include a light fare of empanadas and vino tinto, screening of the film, and a talk by Lee J. Price, who has been involved in Chilean solidarity efforts for decades.

“Victor Jara: The Right to Live in Peace” is a gripping narrative covering Jara’s life from his early years to his heroic last hours. It is a moving tribute and testimony to a person of great vision and leadership, whose work helped unite a movement under a central goal: transformation of society.

The relevance of this film can not be overstated as after almost 40 years and intense private investigation funded by Jara’s widow and supporters, the Chilean government is now taking action against his murders.
 

Runtime: 60 minutes

When:
Mon, 03/18/2013 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-5 sliding scale donations