WINDOW TO MEMORY - Artistic performance in honor of Democratic Chile

The latin american group "Arte Yunta" presents the "Window to memory" performance, a political and cultural tour through 60s and 70s years in Chile.
Window to memory was born thanks to the integration of different arts that come together to evoke the spirit of the historical era before Salvador Allende's presidency. The theatrical show incorporates paintings inspired by the Latin American murals and the songs of Chilean musicians such as Violeta Parra and Victor Jara. These dynamic elements are interspersed with moments of poetic recitation, contemporary dance and storical video-projections.

“… Workers of my country, I have faith in Chile and its destiny. Other men will overcome this dark and bitter moment when treason seeks to prevail. Go forward knowing that, sooner rather than later, the great avenues will open again where free men will walk to build a better society.
Long live Chile! Long live the people! Long live the workers!
These are my last words, and I am certain that my sacrifice will not be in vain, I am certain that, at the very least, it will be a moral lesson that will punish felony, cowardice, and treason.”

With these words the legitimate president of Chile, Salvador Allende, democratically elected three years before, talked by radio to his fellow citizens for the last time. He died as the rebel military aviation bombed the goverment palace La Moneda, defending the legal and democratic institutions of his country. It was the 11th of September, 1973 when the military coup broke the fragile Chilean constitutional democracy, ending 150 years of republican history. Chile lives today under a false democray that is unable to return the ethical and civil society that once existed. With the death of Allende and the years of dictatorship that followed, the country forgot this period of real liberty.