- Making a Difference in the Classroom
Picture this: You’re a high school social studies teacher, trying to raise issues of social injustice in a way that resonates with your students. How do you get them to connect with an issue in such a way that the ideas behind your lessons stay with them beyond the midterm? A documentary might just do […]
- The Judge and the General's Elizabeth Farnsworth Answers Viewer Questions
Elizabeth Farnsworth, along with Patricio Lanfranco, directed The Judge and the General. After the film aired on POV, viewers wrote in with questions. Read on for Elizabeth’s responses. Sarah asks: To what extent do you believe that the members of the Chilean military were aware of what was going on during Pinochet’s reign, in terms […]
- What's Your POV about 'The Judge and the General'?
The Judge and the General explores the criminal investigation of General Augusto Pinochet, who led a military regime in Chile for nearly 20 years. In 1973, Pinochet led a military coup that ousted the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. In the service of his anti-Communist crusade and with U.S. help, Pinochet’s military and intelligence community […]
- Ask the Filmmakers: The Judge and the General's Elizabeth Farnsworth and Patricio Lanfranco
The Judge and the General filmmaker Patricio Lanfranco was 19 years old when General Augusto Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected Chilean president Salvadore Allende in 1973. His co-director, Elizabeth Farnsworth, had spent time filming in Chile in 1970, and some of the people she had met there were killed in the coup. Elizabeth and Patricio […]