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  • Ariel Dorfman at Argentine Embassy, Santiago, Chile, December 2006

    Ariel Dorfman at Argentine Embassy, Santiago, Chile, December 2006

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The Film

World-renowned playwright Ariel Dorfman led a fascinating life as an artist and cultural advisor to President Salvador Allende. But when the Chilean government fell during a military coup in 1973, he managed to survive and fled his homeland. Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman is an exploration of exile, memory, longing, and democracy as seen through the eyes of one of America’s literary treasures.

The Filmmaker

  1. Peter RaymontProducer/Director