CHILE: Mónica González Mujica: Between Sorrow and Hope


Elizabeth Farnsworth and María José Calderón on the career of a legendary Chilean journalist.

I first met investigative journalist Mónica González Mujica in Santiago in 2004 while producing “The Judge and the General,” a PBS documentary about the first Chilean judge to indict Augusto Pinochet for murdering and kidnapping political opponents. Chilean co-producer Patricio Lanfranco and I interviewed González six times during almost three years of filming. She is the brightest light, a beacon, among the hundreds of people I’ve interviewed in half a century of reporting in print and on public television. Her work has been pivotal in the struggle for truth and justice in Chile.

Elizabeth Farnsworth
María José Calderón
Publication date: 
August 19, 2020
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article