During the rule of Allende, Chile seemed to be poised on the brink of a new era of Marxist democracy. When he was overthrown in 1973, a new leader emerged, whose regime would spell a period of horror and bloodshed for many citizens. Under Pinochet's command, ordinary residents were tortured, including the mother of filmmaker Cecilia Aranada, whose documentary presents eyewitness accounts from survivors. Aranada found that many of her countrymen were unaware of the atrocities, believing Pinochet to be the reason for Chile's economic upswing.
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