A national strike by university and high school students is currently under way in Chile to press their demands for reform of the education system. This latest action by students who have been protesting for weeks, arguing that the current system is under-funded, unequal and unfair, follows on the heels of a continuing hunger strike by four students, now into its 15th day.

This video by talented young filmmaker Brittany Peterson offers a good sense of what’s motivating the Chilean student movement and includes exclusive interviews with the hunger strikers.

Chilean student hunger Strike from Brittany Peterson on Vimeo.

Based in Chile, Peterson is currently conducting interviews for a new Nation video report on the country’s burgeoning student movement and what could come next. Coming soon to thenation.com.