In June 1973 in Santiago de Chile, Argentine cameraman Leonardo Henrichsen is assassinated while filming a coup attempt against President Allende. His murder is recorded on film. The family, after 32 years, undertakes a legal battle to reveal the murderer and reconstruct his story.
A wistful hymn and a cry for justice, Andrés Habegger’s riveting documentary pays tribute to a photojournalist, whose murder during a Chilean military coup lives on in celluloid. Centering on this fateful footage, Final Image dissects the pivotal role of cinema as witness to political atrocities.
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Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Jørgen Leth,Lars von Trier, 2003, Denmark
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States
Stuart Samuels, 2005, Canada