Scene from the film The Chilean Building
Scene from the film The Chilean Building
Scene from the film The Chilean Building
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The Chilean Building

  • Chile
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Towards the end of the seventies, the militants of MIR exiled in Europe decided to return to Chile in order to support the fight against the military dictatorship. The ones who could would help through legal means, others through clandestinity. Many had children and couldn't return with them. So the idea of a community center to shelter these children was born. Project Home gathered 60 kids that were left to the care of 20 people who assumed the responsibility of their upbringing for the years to come.


  • Original Title
    El Edificio de los Chilenos
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Macarena Aguiló, Susana Foxley
  • Cinematography
    Arnaldo Rodríguez
  • Editing
    Catherine Mabilat, Maca Aguiló, Ilán Stehberg, Ismael Miranda, Galut Alarcón
  • Music
    Elizabeth Morris
  • Sound
    Mauricio Molina
  • Runtime
    100 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Chile
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Awards
    • Best Documentary, FIDOCS 2010
    • Special Mention, DOK Leipzig 2010
    • 2th Coral Documentary, La Habana Film Festival, 2010
    • Special Mention, Las Américas Film Festival 2011
    • Best Documentary, New York Latino Film Festival - HBO 2011
    • Best Human RightsDocumentary, Flandes Latino Film Festival, 2011 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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