The short documentary portrays living conditions of Chilean refugees in East Berlin. Children from Chile design a pioneer newspaper and use the Chilean national flower Copihue as a symbol of resistance against the military junta. Superimposed images by Chilean painter César Olhagaray depict the struggle for freedom and the hopes of the Chilean people. The scenes are accompanied by verse excerpts from Pablo Neruda's "The Great Song" (Canto General). COPIHUITO was digitally restored in 2023 with funding from the Federal, State and FFA Film Heritage Support Program.
The film was made available by the DEFA Foundation.