This documentary follows Chilean exile Hector Salgado as he returns to Chile from the US to seek and confront the men who imprisoned him and who tortured and killed his friends after the 1973 coup.
Special Circumstances is an award winning documentary that has screened all over the US and Chile, where it won five awards for Best Documentary, and internationally at film festivals in Guadalajara, Mexico City, Havana, Ecuador, Brazil, Holland, Finland, Colombia, Italy, Spain. To date the film has been the recipient of 9 awards including Best Local Director in San Francisco, Best Editing in Brazil and the Audience Award in Holland.
Director/Producer: Marianne Teleki
Editor/Writer: Shirley Thompson
Producers: Jennifer Taylor Maytorena, Deann Borshay Liem, Shirley Thompson