Issue Date: Mar 15, 2009
In the last week of January, a large crowd gathered at a former torture centre in the Chile's capital Santiago. The detention centre of the former dictator, Augusto Pinochet, had turned into a theatre. A group of former political prisoners in Chile performed four plays written in torture camps and in exile between 1973 and 1980.
"I think awareness of life becomes intense when you face death," said Chilean playwright scar Castro, who directed the plays.
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