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Crafting Resistance: The Art of Chilean Political Prisoners

Crafting Resistance: The Art of Chilean Political Prisoners examines how
craftwork made by political prisoners during their internment in the 1970s by
the military regime led by General Pinochet has contributed to the mental health
and well-being of those involved, particularly following their exile to the UK. The
film engages with important issues around forced migration, well-being and
resistance, showing how even in the most extreme circumstances it is sometimes
possible to exert a degree of agency and demonstrate resistance. Given the
longevity of the Chilean experience, the film illustrates how people live with the
aftermath of torture and incarceration. The film is directed by Carmen Luz Parot
and ex political prisoner, Gloria Miqueles and produced by Jasmine Gideon,
Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at Birkbeck (j.gideon@bbk.ac.uk)