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.
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.