Patricio Henríquez

Patricio Henríquez worked as a director for Chilean television before moving to Montreal in 1974 after the overthrow of the Salvador Allende government. He directed his first film, Yasser Arafat et les Palestiniens (1980), in Lebanon before working for television in Quebec, where he made numerous international reports between 1981 and 1993. In 1996, he co-founded the production company Macumba International. Henríquez has won over 60 awards around the world, including the 1998 Grand Prix for best television documentary in France awarded by the Société Civile des Auteurs Multimédia in Paris for The Last Stand of Salvador Allende (1998); this film was also rewarded in Cuba, the U.S.A., Argentina and India. Henríquez was twice awarded the Jutra for best Quebec documentary for Images of a Dictatorship, in 2000, and for Under the Hood, a Voyage Into the World of Torture, in 2009, as well as four Gémeaux awards from The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television in 2001 and 2002 for the documentary series Living in in the City and Extremis. His next films, To Disobey, opened les Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal in 2005, and The Dark Side of the White Lady, which was launched at the 2006 Hot Docs festival in Toronto, subsequently won awards in Chile, the U.S.A, Switzerland and Mexico. His latest documentary, You Don't Like The Truth - 4 Days Inside Guantanamo (2010) was co-directed with Luc Côté.