Recorded at the San Francisco Women’s Film Festival – April 4, 2009
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For more information about Isabel Allende, please visit : www.IsabelAllende.com.
As part of SWAN Day 2009, the San Francisco Women’s Film Festival presented the film Isabel Allende, a documentary directed by Paula Rodriguez Sickert (Germany, 2007/2008, 58 min). Isabel Allende attended the screening and spoke with SWAN Day’s founder Martha Richards.
About Isabel Allende
Award-winning best selling novelist Isabel Allende has inherited her uncle’s name and with it a legacy of troubled Chilean history. Born in Peru in 1942 and raised in her grandparent’s house in Chile, she started her career as a journalist. After the Chilean army overthrew her uncle Salvador Allende’s government, she spent thirteen years in political exile in Venezuela before love finally brought her to live in the United States.
She has written 16 novels, starting with “The House of the Spirits” which was published in 1982 when she was 40 years old. The books have been translated to more than 27 languages. They have been best sellers in Europe, USA, Latin America and Australia. “Daughter of Fortune” was one of Oprah’s book club selection.
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