Chile Rising

Chile Rising

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Chile RisingChilean students have taken over schools and city streets in the largest protests the country has seen in decades.

The students are demanding free education, and an end to the privatisation of their schools and universities. The free-market based approach to education was implemented by the military dictator Augusto Pinochet in his last days in power.

The protests are causing a political crisis for Sebastian Pinera, the country's president. But what are the underlying issues driving the anger?

As the demonstrations in Chile coincide with protests erupting globally, Fault Lines follows the Chilean student movement during their fight in a country plagued by economic inequality.

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Aldo Gomez
Aldo Gomez
7 years ago

SORRY, I forget to mention, I am from Chile. I moved to the USA 6 years ago. I am not veteran FROM HERE, I am not communist, I am not ignorant. I think the Mario Salazar's comment show us the worst of the ignorant people in this world. People with not information and not knowledge. I hope in the military forces you has the opportunity to learn about the world. WAS IN THE AIR FORCE, I WAS LEARNING ABOUT DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND TOLERANCE TO DIFFERENT IDEAS.

Aldo Gomez
Aldo Gomez
7 years ago

I am so happy people show my country and his real problem. Others in this section are talking about analysis very poor. They are not communists, they are not ignorants, they are normal people with not chance to speak in a different way. The government doesn't offer a channel of communication and they are protesting by Pinochet's educational policy. 25 years later we have the same educational system from the dictatorship. The educational system is a product, and people need to pay for having access. The public educational system is designed to lost student every year and try to transform the educational public system to private system. Education is not a human right in Chile, that is the problem, the education is a product on the open market.

emory neer
emory neer
10 years ago

These are HIGH SCHOOL aged students students wanting free education! In the begining at least. Something so basic in The States (where I am from). Yes we pay for college and university level education, not for basic general education. It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant and ungrateful the american people are. Also just because we pay for it in America doesn't mean people should be paying for education. Not to mention education can be so easily paid for. Costa Rica has no military and therefore can put money that other people put towards wars toward education. Also all alcohol is manufactured by the government and they use money earned from alcohol sale to also pay for education.

Casey Sanders
Casey Sanders
11 years ago

Yea I'm in debt up to my ass so I can have a better life and a better job. Get used to it hipsters. Spend money to make money.. its the way of the world.

Cathy McCollester
Cathy McCollester
11 years ago

I am from the USA and guess what??? We PAY for our own education, books, a place to live and if you cannot afford higher education, you don't go, so a FREE education...WTF

Mariosalazar
Mariosalazar
11 years ago

Coming from a country where the public schools were very few, this is reality. Education in that type of a system is very expensive and mostly only the rich can educate their children. This perpetuates the plutocracies all over Latin America.

Gloriazb
Gloriazb
11 years ago

Excellent doc it has be Aljazera documenting the rise of popular concerns.They demand new constitution, termination of the bimodal political system, equality to all, starting withfree education , that is the way to achieve this.

Serve
Serve
11 years ago

I'm a Chilean American, born in Chile and raised in the United States and served 2 tours in Afghanistan for my real country USA. Am living in Chile now about 3 years, and I seen all of these protest and I can say they are all a small group of ignorant and communist people, that the only reason why they protest, is because we have a Right wing government elected by the Chilean people. Since the left wing government have been in power for almost 20 years and they haven't done anything to fix this. Police here are not even brutal, they don't have power to do ****...and the justice in Chile is a joke......T

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mfdp mfdp
11 years ago

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princeton
princeton
11 years ago

free education?... who wants to teach little spoiled brats... for free at that? lulz.. oh i forgot.. theyre talking about other people's money taken by threat of violence... not really free then is it?

is the library not enough?

drinker69
drinker69
11 years ago

I worked on the post-production for this and since I did such a bang up job I'm now involved in writing the sequel! This is the break I've been waiting for! It's going to be called, Chili Rising: Turn Down the Heat.

PalTonk
PalTonk
11 years ago

I do have to say though, that the police in Chile are horrible, very violent.

PalTonk
PalTonk
11 years ago

This is kinda bullshit, it's a reason why Chile is doing so much better than rest of South America, it's a reason why Chile is the richest country in South America. It didn't follow the socialistic way as the rest of the continent did. The protesters are a very small number compared to rest of Chiles students..