Voces "Special Circumstances"

Voces "Special Circumstances"

Wed, 09/15/2010 - 7:00pm

Credit: APT

An intimate look at U.S. foreign policy in Latin America through the eyes of a victim of Pinochet's forces.

At 16, Héctor Salgado endured arrest and torture by Pinochet's forces. By 20, Héctor was living in exile in the U.S., the very place whose foreign policies in Chile contributed to the death and torture of thousands of Chileans. The documentary follows Salgado as he returns to Chile almost 30 years later, camera in hand, to confront the perpetrators and his former captors and looking for answers and justice. In the process, Special Circumstances takes an unflinching look at U.S. foreign policy in Latin America in the 1970s and the legacy of the dictatorship in Chile.

Voces "Special Circumstances" airs Wednesday, September 15 at 7 p.m. on PBS World (cable 524/DT21.2).

The only Latino anthology series on television returns with an eclectic line-up of documentaries celebrating the accomplishments of Latinos and Latinas across the Americas. VOCES captures the diversity of voices within the Latino community with an aim of stirring the interest and imagination of all viewers, regardless of their background. This season, eight films cover a wide range of subjects, including biographies of sports and music legends and community activists.

WXXI celebrates Hispanic Heritage 2010 with a strong slate of new and encore programming that features Hispanic Americans who have enriched our nation. We invite you to join us by tuning in.