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  Joan Jara Saturday 20 September 2003  
A week ago people in Chile remembered the worst atrocities of the Pinochet regime when they held a ceremony at the national stadium where so many political prisoners were tortured and killed.

On September 12th, 30 years after the coup, it was renamed the Victor Jara stadium after a much loved folk singer who was himself executed. He is now an icon in the Spanish-speaking world.
He'd been a very public supporter of Salvador Allende's socialist government which was elected to power in 1970. That support led to his violent death when General Augusto Pinochet seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that was to last until 1990.
Victor Jara's English born widow, Joan, a dance teacher is in London this week and joins Martha to talk about her husband's life and the festival.
The Freedom Highway festival is at the Barbican until Monday 22nd

BBC4 Documentaries: Chile - The Other 9/11
Woman's Hour: Chilean Victims of Torture
Victor Jara Foundation
Barbican: Freedom Highway festival

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