copy-Chile-40-Years-On-LogoSmall1Learn about the Chilean experience, via video interviews with exiled Chileans living in Britain. They tell their life stories, from their initial inspiration as Allende and Popular Unity came to power in 1970, the extraordinary achievements they were part of, and their personal experiences in the run-up to, and on the day of the military coup (Sept 11th 1973) and its aftermath.

Four Chileans with widely different experiences tell of the euphoria of being part of huge social advances, the repression they suffered, the solidarity they received, and their arrival in Britain to make new lives as exiles and activists.

Eyewitness video accounts, together with supporting texts, images and documentary video, all carefully structured to make a unique resource for those who want or need to learn the lessons of Chile and International Solidarity. For someone who knows little or nothing of the Chileans, their history, and politics – of Allende and Pinochet and the role of the US Government in destroying the Government of Popular Unity, this is a great place to start.  And if you know their story well, this is a moving retelling of a key moment in the development of the Latin America left and in British solidarity.

No sign up or registration needed. The course can be accessed and ‘studied’  flexibly, whenever and wherever suits you. The full course takes about 4 hours to work through, in as many shorter sessions as suits you.

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“We touched the sky – I can look back and say those were the most positive years of my life”

“It was a huge opportunity to start to break down barriers to development – it was brilliant”

“I heard that the workers of Rolls-Royce had “blacked” the overhaul of Chilean Hawker Hunter jets.

That gave me the strength… We were not alone, we had the Solidarity of the world.”



We Touched the Sky –  developed by Chile40Years On