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Argentina

Arte Religioso.

A documentary on Christian art and how it has influenced the culture of Argentina. VHS format (PAL) In Spanish without subtitles. 199-? 23 min.

Atahualpa Yupanqui (1908-1992): Destina del Canto ("pienso, luego, exilio").

Presents a biography of Argentine musician and poet Atahualpa Yupanqui. VHS format (PAL) In Spanish without subtitles. 199-? (26 min.

Awakening From Sorrow: Buenos Aires 1997

This documentary highlights the activism of H.I.J.O.S.--a group made up of the sons and daughters of those killed or gone missing at the hands of the Argentine military between 1976 and 1983. Memories of the vanished generation, known as the Desaparecidos, have been kept alive by their surviving children (hijos), some of whom were merely days old when their parents disappeared. Until these young people began to organize and demand explanations from their government, the predominant coping strategy had been to pretend that the missing are still alive.

Buenos Aires, Rock IV. Festival B.A., Rock

Performances by: Spinta Jade, Raul Porchetto, Litto Nebia, Pedro y Pablo, Cantilo y Punch, Ruben Rada, Los Abuelos de la Nada, Leon Gieco, Piero con Prema, Alejandro Lerner, Orions, La Torre, and V-8. Documents performances at the 4th Festival of Buenos Aires, Rock. The filmmakers interview musicians about their music, and explore how it is received by their audiences. 1983.

Carnaval: Adios a la Carne.

Presents a documentary concerning a religious festival held by the people of Humahuaca, Argentina. VHS format (PAL) In Spanish without subtitles. 199-? 27 min.

Cartoneros

Follows the paper recycling process in Buenos Aires from the trash pickers who collect paper informally through middlemen in warehouses, to executives in large corporate mills. The process exploded into a multimillion dollar industry after Argentina's latest economic collapse. The film is both a record of an economic and social crisis and an invitation to audiences to rethink the value of trash. Written and directed by Ernesto Livon-Grosman. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2007.

Contra el poder ... un nuevo poder: asambleas populares

Film documents demonstrations by the working class organized by Ojo Obrero in various regions of Argentina in 2001 and 2002. 19 min. In Spanish. PAL format.

Cortazar

Author Julio Cortazar talks about his life, literary work and ideology through recorded interviews. There are also images based on his fiction and poetry. A film by Tristan Bauer. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. In Spanish with some French dialogue with Spanish subtitles. 1995. 80 min.

Deuda

Deuda is a documentary explaining the origin of the Argentina debt and a story of a frantic pursuit: the search for those responsible for the televised cry of hunger of Barbara Flores, an eight-year-old Argentinean girl. This investigative documentary is both tragic and satirical. A film by Jorge Lanata, Andres G. Schaer. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2004. 88 min.

El Charanguero.

A documentary tribute to the Argentinian Indian musician, Jaime Torres, the world's foremost performer on the charango (a stringed Andean instrument). Includes live performances of charango music and a ritual to Pachamama (Mother earth) by the indigenous people of the Quebrada in Northern Argentina along with dances and music, as well as dramatic concert footage. 1995. 56 min.

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