Documentary, 28 mins, BetaSP, 1998

Director / Writer / Producer

  • “Chile: A History in Exile” was produced with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Film and Sound, and the National Film Board
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Having traveled back to Chile in 1995, filmmaker Cecilia Araneda was shocked to discover Pinochet supporters even among her own extended family. Shaken out of her naïve belief that everybody knew the horrors of Chile’s military regime, Chile: A History in Exile is Araneda’s very personal response to those who would argue that the events of September 11, 1973 were the best thing that ever happened to Chile.

  • Thompson Film Festival (Thompson, Manitoba) – 2004
  • One World Film Festival (Ottawa, Ontario) – 2004
  • Videoteca del sur (New York, USA) – 2001
  • Festival internacional del nuevo cine latinoamericano (Havana, Cuba) – 1999
  • Festival de cortometrajes de Santiago (Santiago, Chile) – 1999
  • San Antonio Cine Fest (San Antonio, USA) – 1999
  • Chicago Latino Film Festival (Chicago, USA) – 1999

  •  Canadian Museum of Human Rights, 50th Anniversary of Chilean Coup remembrance program (Winnipeg, Canada) – 2023
  • “Memory Work: The Films of Cecilia Araneda,” Canadian Film Institute (Ottawa, Canada) – 2010
  • “The Other Sept 11,” Winnipeg Cinematheque (Winnipeg, Manitoba) – 2003
  • “Three Stories from Haunted Lands,” Winnipeg Cinematheque (Winnipeg, Manitoba) – 2002

  • Proyecto Adrienne, 2003 – a gift from Governor General Adrienne Clarkson to Chile, collecting works made by Chileans in exile in Canada.