Tonight, NewsHour alumna Elizabeth Farnsworth will be honored with one of this year’s prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards for her work as co-director/producer of “The Judge and the General” — a documentary on the judge who indicted Augusto Pinochet.
Farnsworth and her documentary team “follow one man’s transformation as he investigates human rights violations in Chile from the Pinochet era. The man, Juan Guzmán, is a conservative judge who ultimately challenges General Augusto Pinochet’s immunity and prosecutes him.”
Here’s the 2008 NewsHour segment on the debut of “The Judge and the General.”
She spoke with us from the NewsHour’s bureau in San Francisco about the award and , the documentary:
Watch an excerpt from the documentary on how Pinochet remained in power and evaded prosecution for so long: