Chicago Boys

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.

Awarded for Best Director, Santiago International Film Festival 2015 
Official Selection, It’s All True International Documentary Film Festival 2016
Official Selection, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016