Chicago Boys

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


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.

Docuseek2 subjects

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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