Here is a round up of my top five Chile documentaries on YouTube
Patricio Guzmán also made an epic documentary about the lead up to the coup, La Batalla de Chile which is a great insight into the turmoil however it’s extremely long and difficult to follow. On the fortieth anniversary of the coup, the dictatorship and its devasating effects became mainstream and TV channels broadcast previously unseen images and interviews. Harrowing testimonies were featured in truly groundbreaking documentaries. One of the most remarkable was the interview with Jorgelino Vargas or ‘El Mocito’ who was the personal aide of Manuel Contreras, Pinochet’s right hand man. He was also on duty at the extermination camp ‘Tejas Verdes’. Tough but crucial viewing.