Blanca, an 18-year-old foster home resident, is the key witness in a scandal involving kids, politicians, and rich men taking part in sex parties. Yet, the more questions are asked, the less clear it becomes what Blanca’s role in the scandal exactly is.
This film is based on a year-long investigation of the “Spiniak Case”, a network of child prostitution and pedophilia led by a powerful Chilean businessman.
It was one of the most turbulent and confusing for the Chilean judicial, political, and journalistic history of the last 15 years. After getting into the details of the case, through extensive research of the numerous sources – news stories, case files, court records, and interviews – there was a character in this ill-fated story that fascinated me the most – Gema Bueno, “The key witness”, “the minor”, “Gema Malo”. A twenty-year-old girl, who divided public opinion and held the nation in suspense for nine months. She eventually ended up behind bars but society was torn about her case.