2015 | Documentary Feature | 85‘ (52‘ upon request) |  Chicago Boys (2015) on IMDb

Chicago Boys

At a time when neoliberal economics have become the focus of much debate and controversy worldwide, this is an eye-opening journey into the undeniable influence and impact of US policies in Latin America.

The economists behind the implementation of the most extreme neoliberal system in the world observe with surprise the discontent of their countrymen. For the first time, they tell the story of how they became Milton Friedman’s students in Chicago in the 1950s and what were they 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 – an image of success and discontent.

Bettina Offermann | distribution@looks.film

Executive Producers
Carola Fuentes | La Ventana Cine
Rafael Valdeavellano | La Ventana Cine

Authors & Directors
Carola Fuentes, Rafael Valdeavellano

Creative Producer
Herta Mladinic

Consejo Nacional de Televisión (CNTV), Telefónica TVN, Universidad Diego Portales, Sundance Documentary Fund