Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  85 minutes
Date:  2016
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English; Spanish / English subtitles
Color/BW:  Color
Closed captioning available
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Chicago Boys

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After the coup in 1973, Chile was turned into a laboratory for the world's most radical neo-liberal experiment. 

Chicago Boys

In the middle of the Cold War, the University of Chicago gave scholarships to a group of Chilean students to study economics under the teachings of Milton Friedman. Twenty years later, during Pinochet's dictatorship, they changed the destiny of Chile. This insightful documentary, narrated by the Chicago Boys themselves, brings a retrospective look that helps to understand the present and questions the idea of 'the end justifies the means.'

'A great documentary [and] useful contribution.' - The Nation


** Best Director, International Film Festival of Santiago
** 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival


Main credits

Fuentes, Carola (film director)
Fuentes, Carola (screenwriter)
Valdeavellano, Rafael (film director)
Valdeavellano, Rafael (editor of moving image work)
Mladinic, Herta (film producer)
Valdés, Pablo (director of photography)
Caro, Sebastián (director of photography)
Pulido, Gabriel E. (composer)

Other credits

Producer, Herta Mladinic; directors of photography, Pablo Valdés, Sebastián "Benito" Caro; original score, Gabriel E. Pulido; screenplay, Carola Fuentes; editor, Rafael Valdeavellano.

Distributor credits

A film by Carola Fuentes and Rafael Valdeavellano

Docuseek2 subjects

Latin American History
Politics and Political Science
Neoliberal Economics
Latin American Studies

Distributor subjects

Latin America
Political Economy
Political Science
South America


; "Chicago Boys"; Icarus Films; Milton Friedman; University of Chicago; Arnold Harberger; Ernesto Fontaine; Sergio de Castro; Augusto Pinochet; Rolf Luders; Chile; economics;

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