Friday, 5 July 2013

Chile: Plaque for cameraman who filmed own death

Leonardo Henrichsen, the Argentine cameraman who was killed while filming in Chile in 1973, has been honoured with a plaque in Santiago on the 40th anniversary of his death on 29 June.

Journalism can be a hazardous profession for various reasons, but I blogged about Henrichsen nearly four years ago because of the highly unusual circumstances of him filming his own death. The final footage he shot is in the Youtube clip above.

Representatives of the city and human rights organizations were present at the plaque-unveiling, as was documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán and Henrichsen's daughter.

Here is the man killed just doing his job:

Alcaldesa Tohá instala placa en homenaje a camarógrafo asesinado durante “Tanquetazo" (Municipalidad de Santiago)
Homenajean a camarógrafo argentino Leonardo Henrichsen, muerto el 29 de junio de 1973 (
El cámara que grabó su asesinato (El País)

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