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The Dark Side of the White Lady

The Dark Side of the White Lady

| 52 min

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

  • writer
    Patricio Henríquez
  • director
    Patricio Henríquez
  • producer
    Colette Loumède
  • picture editing
    Michel Grou
  • picture editing - assistance
    Fernando Lopez Escriva
    Andrea Henriquez
  • images
    Raul Cuevas
    Rénald Bellemare
    Sylvestre Guidi
    Ricardo Correa
    Patricio Henríquez
  • location sound
    Alian Gedda
    Pablo Pinto
    Alexander Mederos
    Philippe Scultéty
  • sound editing
    Claude Langlois
  • foley
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • foley assistant
    Lyne Taillon
  • additional sound
    Vital Millette
  • mix
    Shelley Craig
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • production assistant
    Rodrigo Fredes
    Sebastian Kohan
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • online editing
    Sylvain Desbiens
    Denis Gathelier
  • technical support - editing
    Martine Forget
    Ochelle Greenidge
    Phyllis Lewis
    Chaz Oliver
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Danielle Raymond
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • transcription
    Mauricio Fuentes Riquelme
    Catherine Jolin
  • translation
    Robert Gray
  • subtitles
    Robert Gray
  • visual archives research
    Korbett Matthews
  • clearances
    Korbett Matthews
  • original music
    Robert M. Lepage
  • musician
    Robert M. Lepage
    Jean René
    Renaud Lapierre
    Zoé Dumais
    Valérie Belzile
    Véronique Vanier
    Ariane Lajoie
    Gérald Daigle
    François Toutant
    Jacob Auclair-Fortier
    Jean-Félix Mailloux
  • music recording
    Robert Langlois
  • music mix
    Robert Langlois
  • editing and electonic arrangements
    Nicolas Borycki
  • marketing manager
    François Jacques
  • administration
    Manon Provencher
  • administrative staff
    Dominique Brunet
    Nathalie Cloutier
  • line producer
    Christiane Germain
  • line producer - assistant
    Maryse Chapdelaine


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Ages 16 to 17

Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
History - World History
History and Citizenship Education - Civil Rights and Freedoms
Social Studies - Comparative Civilizations

Students can research and document/present different aspects of Chilean history - prior to American mining companies in Chile, Pinochet era, post, etc. Students can compare Chilean history of torture/military dictatorship to South Africa Apartheid and compare post-Apartheid era and cross-analyze Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa with Chile, and/or other countries post dictatorship. Students discuss/question torture/other forms of oppression to control in other era/countries. Students research psychological effects/solutions/organizations/groups awareness post.

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