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Argentina

El Crisis.

In 2001, Argentina was struck by a massive economic crisis. The turbulent period that followed saw five presidents come and go, millions of jobs lost, and a new labor movement emerge. This movie chronicles the faces and lives of a once flourishing nation now fallen from grace. Directed by Yamin Segal. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. c2004. 29 min.

El Eternauta

Comic strip artists of Argentina discuss their art while presenting samples of their comic stips with their commentary. 1993. 25 min.

Evita: la tumba sin paz

An investigation into the kidnapping, intrigues and unexplained wounds on the cadaver of Eva Peron. In Spanish. 1997. 52 min.

Following Antigone: Forensic Anthropology and Human Rights Investigations

Since 1984, the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF) and other similar groups have helped families of human right victims to find, identify and bury the remnants of their loved ones and bring evidence to court. This documentary shows various aspects of the application of forensic sciences to human rights investigations.

Grissinopoli: la nueva esperanza

Documentary on the takeover of the Grissinopoli factory in Argentina by women workers who reorganized it under employee ownership. 25 min. In Spanish. PAL format.

Habitacion disponible

Three immigrants living in Buenos Aires are in the midst of deep economic, political and social crisis in late 2001 and early 2002. They are constantly forced to rethink their movements and to think about who they were in their country of origin, where they are in this new land and what future their children have in this global village. Directed and written by Marcelo Burd, Diego Gachassin. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 80 min.

Hasta que se ponga el sol

Performances by: Arco Iris, Billy Bond y La Pesada, Color Humano, Claudio Gabis, Gabriela, Leon Gieco, Litto Nebbia con Domingo Cura, Orion's Beethoven, Pappo's Blues, Pescado Rabioso, Sui Generis, Vox Dei. Concert film of Buenos Aires Rock III (1972), featuring leading Argentine bands including Sui Generis, Arco Iris, Billy Bond y La Pasada and Color Humano. 80 min.

Historia Argentina del Siglo XX (History of Argentina in the 20th Century)

In Spanish with optional English subtitles. 2003. La Guerra de Malvinas: una Aventura Militar (Islas Malvinas War)Looks at the Falkland Islands War through the eyes of Argentine foot soldiers and the process of national reorganization in the Falklands after the war. 2003. 39 min. El Proceso, 1976-1983 (The Process, 1976-1983) On the 24th of March, 1976, a coup detat finished the Argentine government of Isabel Peron. The Armed Forces assumed power and imposed a systematic plan of violation of human rights.

Horacio Quiroga

Presents a documentary on the life of Argentine author Horacio Quiroga. VHS format (PAL) In Spanish without subtitles. 199-? 22 min.

Hour of the Furnaces (La hora de los hornos)

Directors, Fernando Ezequiel Solanas, Octavio Getino. 1. Historia -- 2. El pais -- 3. La violencia cotidian -- 4. La ciudad puerto -- 5. La oligarquia -- 6. El sistema -- 7. La violencia politica -- 8. El neoracismo -- 9. La dependencia -- 10. La violencia cultural -- 11. Los modelos -- 12. La guerra ideologica -- 13. La opcion. A documentary on the liberation struggle being waged throughout Latin America, using Argentina as a historical model. Originally produced in 1966-1968. VHS format (PAL). In Spanish without subtitles. 90 min.

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