At more than 30 years after the military coup, important sectors that participated in or supported the dictatorship, including the Armed Forces, accepted some degrees of responsability in the Human Rights violations. Not however the press and especially not El Mercurio, the most influential newspaper in Chile. El diario de Agustín reveals the way El Mercurio was accomplice to said crimes. El diario de Agustín is the first film that dares to touch upon the power of El Mercurio and of Agustin Edwards in a sort of pending trial for beeing an accomplice in the crimes for which he has enjoy a total impunity. —Idfa.nl/industry/tags/project
Ignacio Agüero (b.1952) is an award-winning Chilean writer, producer and director of independent documentaries, several of which tackle the complex themes of poverty, suffering, and life under dictatorship. He has acted in films, some of them directed by Raúl Ruiz. He also works in advertising, having produced and directed over 400 commercials. He was the first president of Chile’s Documentary Filmmaker Association, and was one of the co-directors of the “NO” TV campaign that helped end Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship in 1988. He has been a teacher at the University of Chile since 2000 and coordinates the Masters programme in Documentary Filmmaking there.