41 min

Prisoner of Hope - Michelle Bachelet Awake At Night

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Michelle Bachelet, now the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, was the first female President of Chile for the Socialist Party. Her father served in the Air Force. In 1973 he died in jail at just 50, after being taken prisoner during a coup that overthrew the government. Michelle speaks of how she and her mother were taken to a clandestine detention centre; of exile in Australia and East Germany; of her motivations to study medicine and return to Chile and why she remains a prisoner of hope.

Michelle Bachelet, now the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, was the first female President of Chile for the Socialist Party. Her father served in the Air Force. In 1973 he died in jail at just 50, after being taken prisoner during a coup that overthrew the government. Michelle speaks of how she and her mother were taken to a clandestine detention centre; of exile in Australia and East Germany; of her motivations to study medicine and return to Chile and why she remains a prisoner of hope.

41 min