Film screening and debate

Monday 19 November 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

Chicago Boys


Organised in partnership with FILMAR

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The award-winning documentary Chicago Boys tells the story of a group of Chilean students that turned Chile into the first and most extreme neoliberal country in the world. For the first time, they explain how they became Milton Friedman’s disciples in Chicago in the 1950s and what they were willing to do to pursue their radical capitalist ideas, aided by Pinochet’s dictatorship in the 1970s. Previously unseen images and new testimonies allow us to understand the historic process that transformed the Chilean people and made Chile the country that it is today.

Chicago boys by Carola Fuentes and Rafael Valdeavellano (Chili, 2015, 85 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Luisa Ballin, Journalist (moderator)
  • Rodrigo Sáez-Muñoz, New York based TV Producer and Alumnus, the Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Cédric Tille, Professor, International Economics, the Graduate Institute, Geneva

The screening is organised in partnership with FILMAR.

Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

"Fascinating... An important slice of South American and World history." – Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

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