“A Promise to the Dead:

Duke University. Griffith Film Theater. Bryan Center 

101 Bryan Ctr, Durham, NC  

Parking available



Monday. NOVEMBER  17

Duke University. Griffith Theater. Bryan Center. 7pm.

A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman. Peter Raymont & Rodrigo Dorfman. documentary (USA-Chile, 2007)

Spanish and English. 91min

“A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman” is an exploration of exile, memory, longing and democracy as seen through the experiences of the world-renowned writer, Ariel Dorfman. This documentary goes on to explore also the intricacies of living in exile, the cultural and personal burdens as well as the pros of such life. Dorfman’s remarkable life and career as writer, activist, and father is highlighted with audacity and delicacy making the film a piece that touches not only the inner nerves but the historical constructions of Latin America today.

The film has been shown in major film festivals around the world and was premiered in the 2007 Toronto Film Festival. It was also featured in the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham in 2008. A must-see film!

*Ariel and Rodrigo Dorfman will introduce the film 



More information: http://www.promisetothedead.com/