The Pinochet Case

with Andreas Feldmann, Post-doctoral Fellow in the Human Rights Program
Sunday, February 1, 2004 - 7:00pm
Whatever may finally happen to Pinochet, nothing will ever be the same in Chile or in the field of international justice, says director Patricio Guzman. Augusto Pinochet ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990 and for many years his name has been associated with human rights violations. Guzman's film documents the preceedings prior to the Chilean ex-dictator's arrest in January last year. Covering the events from the moment Pinochet's plane touches down on English soil to his time on house arrest in Chile, the filmmaker presents a scrupulously balanced argument. Pinochet's Chilean victims give harrowing accounts of how they were subjected to horrific torture and interrogation in the regime's secret prisons, and of the way loved ones mysteriously disappeared. (Patricio Guzmán, 2001, 190 minutes)

Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Film Festival