Between the mid-1970s and the mid-1980s, military dictatorships in the Southern Cone of South America – Argentina, Chile and Uruguay – carried out thousands of forced disappearances through paramilitary squads and death camps that deeply harmed communities throughout the region. Eventually, these actions became known as a coordinated policy of state terror – Plan Condor – during which militaries from different countries collaborated and combined intelligence to carry out assassinations and forced disappearances of political dissidents. This reign of terror took the lives of over half a million citizens throughout the Southern Cone. Decades later, citizens are still trying to understand the human rights violations that took place and are seeking justice and reparations. This research examines how different films dealing with Plan Condor and the state terror have been created to portray the distinct periods and decades following the military dictatorships and how these films developed in tandem with the memorialization of the state terror and dictatorships. In addition, this research investigates how successful these films are at filling the ‘emptiness’ and ‘absence of memory’ that younger generations have of the state terror. This research concludes by deciding whether or not these films successfully transmit political memory to younger generations and educate them.