The Dark Side of the White Lady

In this feature-length documentary, filmmaker Patricio Henriquez seeks to untangle the web of lies surrounding the Chilean navy's training vessel, the Esmeralda. Heralded as a symbol of national pride, a dark secret lies behind the facade of the ship the Chileans call The White Lady: Following the 1973 coup d'état, it was used as a floating prison. Thirty years later, the victims of the dictatorship are demanding justice. The Dark Side of the White Lady is a fascinating journey to uncover the truth.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

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Patricio Henríquez
Patricio Henríquez
Colette Loumède
picture editing
Michel Grou
Raul Cuevas
Rénald Bellemare
Sylvestre Guidi
Ricardo Correa
Patricio Henríquez
location sound
Alian Gedda
Pablo Pinto
Alexander Mederos
Philippe Scultéty
sound editing
Claude Langlois
Stéphane Cadotte
Shelley Craig
Jean Paul Vialard
visual archives research
Korbett Matthews
original music
Robert M. Lepage


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