Irishtimes hatchet job on Chile

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Re: Irishtimes hatchet job on Chile

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:29 pm

at46 wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:31 pm
Talking about Chilean movies, that's one area where I can see Chilean producers intentionally picking out the worst of the worst of things here and magnifying them to the point of making Chile a completely unrecognizable little hellhole. And yet, that's what sells internationally. I guess the world just wants to see more hellholes, and Chilean producers are simply supplying the demand, regardless of what that does to the image of their own country. On the other hand, like eeuunikkeiexpat says, it keeps the riffraff out, so I shouldn't complain :)
Talking about movies, anyone remember the ridiculous portrayal of Concepción, Chile in the horror movie "The Reaping":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7gcXAPjWp4

except last year when I thought about it again and did a double take during Chile's uncontrolled immigration crisis... :mrgreen:

Then there was this flick by Eli Roth that seemed to be ignored by Chile MSM possibly because a Valpo megaquake is actually due and all too real:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoyGUt5PIQ8
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Re: Irishtimes hatchet job on Chile

Post by admin » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:02 pm

Come on?

My favorite chilean movie of all time is "Chile Puede":

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0867271/

It is a truly inspiring tale of just how badly chile could really F%$k things up, but somehow does not; and, that is why it is great.

Here is the trailer if anyone is interested:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZYpRjKWzz8
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Re: Irishtimes hatchet job on Chile

Post by bow26 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:06 am

Yeah, if anything I would say people actively try to avoid talking about the dictatorship.

And agree with you space cat- maybe we should recommend a few places he should live for a while, that could put Chile into perspective for him.

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Re: Irishtimes hatchet job on Chile

Post by admin » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:53 pm

bow26 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:06 am
Yeah, if anything I would say people actively try to avoid talking about the dictatorship.

And agree with you space cat- maybe we should recommend a few places he should live for a while, that could put Chile into perspective for him.
I don't know if actively not talking about it is such a big deal any more. Especially over the last few years. I have been in on plenty of conversation about the dictatorship in rooms of mixed company (Pinochet supporters, anti-dictatorship, people totally indifferent to it, exiles, etc). There is now a whole generation of Chileans that know less than the tourist about the dictatorship, beyond whatever their parents position on it might be, but really are sick of hearing about it overall.

I would not recommend your average gringo tourist however try and dive in to that conversation at the Hotel bar without knowing a whole lot more about Chile, and an ability to read the room.
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Re: Irishtimes hatchet job on Chile

Post by frozen-north » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:46 pm

AnciaVagar wrote:
Isn't a more mature and useful philosophy to understand reality and accept it and respond according to your values, rather than to only ask "why"?

"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist."

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Re: Irishtimes hatchet job on Chile

Post by fraggle092 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:50 pm

What annoys me more than the superficial opinions of yet another passer-through is that he got paid for writing this.
Perhaps he can resell it to that bastion of the compassion industry, the Guardian.
After reworking it to remove the vague Irish comparisons, of course.
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