Colonel Moren Brito was one of the leaders of one of the greatest tragedies in the modern history of Chile. During the 1970s, he ran Villa Grimaldi, one of the most renowned torture centers of the dictatorial regime of Augusto Pinochet. The center was home to countless horrific acts that forever changed the fate and lives of many people.
Years later, Colonel Brito lives a relatively discreet life in Santiago. However, his past caught up with him in January 2021 when he was detained by a former prisoner at the local supermarket where he had gone shopping for him. This situation arouses mixed feelings around the country: there are those who think that justice is paid back and others who believe that there is nothing that can repair what happened during those dark years.
It is important to acknowledge what happened during those terrible years without falling into perpetual victimization. It is our job to remember the past, to provide support and respect to the survivors, and to ensure a better future for everyone in the country. And this beautiful task is documented in the audiovisual record “Villa Grimaldi: The Official Story”. This documentary narrates the entire experience lived by those tortured inside the center with direct witnesses and impressive testimonies that allow us to better understand what happened inside Villa Grimaldi during that dark time.
We strongly encourage viewing this documentary that will motivate us to reflect on our