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Argentina

10,000 kilometros de autopistas por 10 centavos.

Guillermo Laura. A commentary on the economic, political and social issues surrounding the construction of the Red Federal de Autopistas freeway of Argentina. 1999? 10 min.

A Soldier's Duty.

Nations facing the threat of foreign military invasion or insurrection from within are often those where democracy is in its most fragile state. This program explores the situation in three countries where democracy has been at various times, under fire: Argentina, France and Israel. 1989. 57 min.

A Story of Two River Banks

Examines the dispute between Argentina and Uruguay concerning the construction of pulp mills on the Uruguay River. As a diplomatic, economic, and public relations conflict between both parties, the dispute has affected tourism and transportation as well as the otherwise amicable relations between the two countries. This documentary features footage of the massive protest that blocked the international Libertador General San Martin Bridge (between Gualeguaychu and Fray Bentos) on 30 April 2005. The do Directed by Cristian Jure. 2006. 58 min.

A Tango Story (Si sos brujo: una historia de tango)

A moving documentary following the quest of Ignacio, a young Argentine musician who races to find legendary maestros from tango's golden age (now men in their eighties) in order to save the almost lost oral transmission of style before the secrets of the real tango are gone forever. Includes performances by tango maestros Leopoldo Federico, Jose Libertella, and Atilio Stampone. Director, Caroline Neal. 2005. 79 min.

Afroargentinos.

Reveals the hidden history of black people in Argentina and their contributions to Argentine culture and society, from the slaves who fought in the revolutionary wars against Spain, to the contemporary struggles of black Argentines against racism and marginalization. The film provides a counternarrative to the national myth of Argentina's exclusively European heritage. c2002. 75 min.

Argentina: A Work in Progress. (Millennium: The IMF in the New Century.)

By the end of the 1980s, Argentina was caught in a perilous vortex of hyperinflation. This program analyzes Argentina's remarkable recovery, in which the nation's leaders turned to the IMF for advice and a loan of $3.4 billion. Presents the measures taken to stabilize the economy, including establishing a currency board, deregulating and privatizing key industries, and reforming the labor market. Also includes discussion of the ripple effects of economic crises in Mexico, Brazil and Russia. Dist.: Films Media Group. c2001. 18 min.

Argentina: Hope in Hard Times

This film follows the processions and protests, attends street-corner neighborhood assemblies, visits workers' cooperatives and urban gardens, and examines how Argentines are picking up the pieces of their devastated economy and creating new possibilities for the future. A spare narrative, informal interview settings, and candid street scenes allow the pervasive strength, humor, and resilience of the Argentine people to tell their story. 2004. 74 min.
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Argentina: trastienda de una eleccion: campana presidencial Octubre 1999

A look at the changes in political campaigns in Argentina since the early 1980's, focusing on the presidential election of 1999. The role of television advertising and the influence of United States political campaigns is examined through interviews, film clips and political advertisements. PAL format. In Spanish. 39 min.

Argentinazo: comienza la revolucion.

Film shows demonstrations and riots during the 19th and 20th of December 2001, which lead to the resignation of Argentine president Fernando de la Rua. 2002. 19 min. In Spanish. PAL format.

Argentinisima.

Inspired by the lyrics of the folk musical group Atahuapa Yupanqui, an imaginary trip is begun, which alternates between fiction and history, to show the regional variety of the folk music of Argentina. Companion text: Trastienda de una eleccion. 2000. 1988. 95 min.

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