Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to publish two new films in the latest addition to our rolling Volume 8.1. 

Claudia Sandberg and Alejandro Areal Vélez’s short essay film Hidden Treasures/Películas Escondidas (2013) and feature-length documentary Hidden Films: A Journey From Exile to Memory/Películas Escondidas: Un viaje entre el exilio y la memoria (2016) are presented together as part of a research journey into moving image archive material as a source of collective cultural memory.

These two projects, while different in their form and emphasis, both explore Chilean films made by the East German state-owned production company DEFA in the 1970s and 1980s as transnational memories of the Cold War. The work casts light on previously unseen films made in collaboration with Chilean refugees, exiled during a period of political turmoil, and questions their contemporary relevance.

The films and accompanying research statement are now available online:

We are still accepting open submissions for this rolling Vol. 8.1. If you are interested in submitting your practice and want further advice, then please contact us on [log in to unmask] with “Submissions” in the subject line.

Best wishes,

Screenworks editorial team

Alex Nevill
Assistant Professor, School of Cinema
College of Liberal and Creative Arts
San Francisco State University 

Associate Editor 

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