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The film “Colonia” opens up in the Latin American country of Chile, in 1973. When the film begins, the country is governed by the 29th President of Chile, Socialist, Salvador Allende, but that quickly changes. A coup orchestrated by Augusto Pinochet, a man who Allende appointed as the Commander in Chief of the military, successfully overthrows the Allende government. The official story for many years stated that, as Pinochet’s soldiers attacked the presidential palace, Allende committed suicide. There has been a great deal of debate that suggests that Allende may not have killed himself, but was instead assassinated, so much so, that in 2011 at the behest of his family, his body was exhumed to determine the exact cause of death. Forensic expert, Francisco Exteberria confirmed after examining the body, that Allende did indeed commit suicide; he was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head.

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