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'Promise to the Dead' a Chronicle of Exile

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'Promise to the Dead' a Chronicle of Exile

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Author and playwright Ariel Dorfman (above) is the subject of Peter Raymont's new documentary, A Promise to the Dead. White Pine Pictures 2007 hide caption

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White Pine Pictures 2007

Author and playwright Ariel Dorfman discusses a new biographical film documenting his exile from Chile. Dorfman worked as a cultural and press official for leftist Chilean president Salvador Allende, whose government was toppled in a military coup in 1973.

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Ariel Dorfman, professor of Literature and Latin American Studies at Duke University; author of Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey