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‘A way of healing’: Art and memory in Latin America | BBC News

Many people prefer to forget rather than keep confronting the past.

The years of military rule in Chile, when thousands of people were killed or disappeared, have left deep scars

The years of military rule in Chile, when thousands of people were killed or disappeared, have left deep scars

In these contexts, memorialisation is a complex and heightened challenge, where the difficulties of representation and how to collectively memorialise highly personal experiences of state violence are constantly renegotiated.

Amanda Jara is the daughter of Chilean political singer-songwriter Victor Jara, one of the first victims of the coup in Chile.

For her, opening a space to commemorate her father has been a lengthy struggle.

“We’re trying to open the Chile Stadium, now called the Victor Jara Stadium, as a memorial site but it’s very difficult, we’ve come across many obstacles,” she says.

Source: ‘A way of healing’: Art and memory in Latin America – BBC News

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