Final Image

Andrés Habegger, 91 min, Argentina, Chile, Sweden, Denmark.

A Swedish-Argentinian camera man, Leonardo Henrichsen, films his own murder. 33 years later, a Chilean journalist looks through the documents and events that led to Henrichsen's death and finds the man who killed him.

On June 29 1973, in Chile, Leonardo Henrichsen - a photographer that's worked for both Swedish TV and NBC - is standing outside the presidential palace and tries to film a planned military coup. An older military bus stops on the other side of the street and a soldier steps out and starts firing wildly into the air. Henrichsen's camera zooms in on the soldier, who points his gun straight at him. A scream is heard, a few shots go off and seconds later the photographer lies on the ground with his camera pointing towards the sky. A soldier rushes in, picks up the camera, tears out the film and destroys it - not knowing that there's a second tape in it, with six minutes of filmed material left...

Jan Sandqvist is a legendary correspondent who covered the Latin American continent during one of its most dramatic periods. Che Guevara's years in Bolivia, a slew of military coups. It was also in Jan's arms that Henrichsen, who always worked with him, died on that street in Santiago. The images was then shown across the world as one of the most famous documents of the fascists' brutality - perhaps some of the most famous images in the world.