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The Judge and the General post-screening Q

Post-screening Q&A with director/producer Elizabeth Farnsworth and editor Blair Gershkow.

About The Judge and the General
On September 11, 1973, a coup detat against democratically elected socialist president Salvador Allende placed the government of Chile in the hands of General Augusto Pinochet. During his brutal 17-year dictatorship, thousands of Chileans were killed, tortured, and went missing. Years after the coup, criminal complaints filed by the families of victims landed on the desk of former Pinochet supporter Judge Juan Guzmn, whose investigations, he says, opened the eyes of my soul. The filmmakers followed Guzmn for three years in order to make this cautionary tale about the violation of human rights. 2008, video, 87 minutes.