Paula Rodriguez Sickert
The film Pinochet's Children documents the testimony of three representatives of the generation raised under the dictatorship of Pinochet, beginning with the military coup of 1973 until the dictator's arrest and trial.
Carolina, Enrique and Alejandro, student leaders in the youth movement against Pinochet, reflect on the causes that led them to rebellion, their motivations and the need to open free spaces.
At the end of dictatorship, in the transition period towards democracy, the protagonists realise that their movement's goals–truth and justice–were put subject to negotiation. They face the fact that there is no easy way to insert a free and self-determined life in the emerging social context dominated by neoliberalism. The three become gradually marginalized from political life.