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History and Geography of Pablo Neruda: The South; Valparaiso

Chile, 1971 (MIFF 1972)

Director: Hugo Arévalo

The two episodes of a TV series show Pablo Neruda, Chile's Nobel Prize winning poet, visiting the South, where be spent his childhood, and Valparaiso, where he hid after escaping from a prison sentence for his political activities.

Throughout, Neruda recites his own poems which i elate to the scenes on the screen.

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