El fulgor de la huelga (1981) Photo/Foto: HIDVL
  • Title: El fulgor de la huelga
  • Alternate Title: The Shine of the Strike
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: varies
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1981
  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Type-Format: film
  • Cast: Eugenio Téllez, guest artist.
  • Credits: CADA (Colectivo Acciones de Arte), producer, director ; Rubén Wiener, editor ; Juan Forch, videographer ; Juan Forch, Lotty Rosenfeld, Juan Castillo, photographers ; Lotty Rosenfeld, Diamela Eltit, Raúl Zurita, Juan Castillo, Fernando Balcells, creators.

El fulgor de la huelga (1981)

In 'El fulgor de la huelga', CADA enacted a hunger strike in a small metalworking factory, which had collapsed owing to the deep economic crisis in Chile leaving all the workers unemployed. CADA's action was meant to denounce the growing unemployment among the working classes and to highlight the importance of hunger strikes as political tools and ways of resisting the economic policy of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.Shown in this video clip is a 'Making of' documentary of this 'acción' on arts and politics, including a mixture of black and white video footage and still images.

HIDVL Video Holdings

El fulgor de la huelga (unedited footage I)
El fulgor de la huelga (unedited footage II)
The Making of "El fulgor de la huelga"