In 1988, the fate of Chile and its dictator came down to a ballot as simple as a middle-schooler’s Do-you-like-me? note. A referendum, demanded by international pressure, offered citizens a simple choice: a “yes” for allowing President Augusto Pinochet to return to office for another eight years, or a “no” for something — anything — else. Tyrants control their media, of course; the national “debate” plat-form was two fifteen-minute television slots in which opposing viewpoints could be voiced, after which regularly scheduled programming — that is, flagrantly pro-Pinochet propaganda — would resume. Pablo Larrain’s ad-world... More >>>