A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman

An exploration of exile, memory, longing, and democracy as seen through the eyes of one of America’s literary treasures.

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Premiere Date
December 12, 2010
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
International
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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.

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