Chilean mural art, Brigadas Ramona Parra


This video is about the murals of the Brigadas Ramona Parra.

From London daily The Morning Star:

On the wall

(Tuesday 28 March 2006)

IN FOCUS: Brigadas Ramona Parra

VICTOR FIGUEROA introduces the street murals of Chilean activist group the Brigadas Ramona Parra.

Since the end of Pinochet‘s dictatorship in 1990, Chilean muralism has found new expressions, both within and outside Chile.

This art form has become well known the world over thanks to the work of the solidarity campaigns organised wherever refugees from the 1973 coup landed.

Murals began in Chile as the simple painting of slogans on walls during the election campaigns of the 1960s, but the real development of the muralist style began after 1968, when the Communist Party decided to create the Brigada Ramona Parra (BRP).

Named after a young communist killed by police in the late 1940s, the brigadas were assigned the job of countering the right-wing domination of the media.

See also on Victor Jara, famous Chilean singer, often working with the Brigadas Ramona Parra, tortured and murdered by the Pinochet regime.

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