Release dateNovember 20, 2008 (2008-11-20) WriterIgnacio Aguero, Fernando Villagran Music directorCristian Lopez, Giorgio Varas ScreenplayIgnacio Aguero, Fernando Villagran CastRaquel Correa, John Dinges, Arturo Fontaine Aldunate, Juan Illanes, Manuel Antonio Garreton Similar moviesMilitary dictatorship movies, Chile movies, Documentaries
Filmmaker Ignacio Aguero exposes El Mercurio and its owner Agustin Edwards compliance with Chiles dictatorship.
Agustins Newspaper (Spanish: El diario de Agustin) is a 2008 Chilean documentary, directed by Ignacio Aguero, a Chilean film director.
Exposé of the CIA-financed efforts of the Edwards family of Chile to cover up the human rights abuses of the Pinochet dictatorship through its newspaper 'El Mercurio'.
Journalism students start an investigation about the editorial line of El Mercurio S.A.P., a media corporation owned by Agustin Edwards Eastman that publishes Chilean daily newspapers El Mercurio, La Segunda, and Las Ultimas Noticias.
The documentary focuses particularly on the role of El Mercurio, ChileÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s leading conservative newspaper. The events covered include the land reform that occurred during the Eduardo Frei Montalva government, the opposition to Salvador Allende, the collaboration with Augusto Pinochets military government, and the position held until the arrival of democracy in Chile. Overall, it presents a strong indictment of the newspaper and its editor, which are accused of public opinion manipulation, especially with disinformation campaigns.
I. El Mercurio Lies
II. Foreign Help Is on the Way
III. The 119
IV. Crime of Passion
V. A Guide for Society
VI. Slanders and Libels
The film won an Altazor Award in 2009 for best director in a documentary film.