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Argentina

Mujeres Argentinas los Cuartos Propios: Lola Mora

Presents a documentary on the life of Argentine sculptor Lola Mora. VHS format (PAL) In Spanish without subtitles. 199-? 28 min.

Nietos: identidad y memoria

Documentary film about the people whose family members were "disappeared" by the military during the "dirty war" in Argentina beginning in 1976. Concentrates mainly on younger people, many of whom lost parents and were placed in foster homes, and the subsequent struggle to reunite them with surviving family members. Directed by Benjamin Ávila. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area.

No tan nuestras (Not Really Ours)

This documentary describes the human odyssey of the Falklands War told from the perspective of an Argentine war veteran, Sergio Delgado. He narrates the story from the time of the call to arms, the tense wait for English troops, the armed confrontation, followed by his experience as a POW. Directed by Ramiro Longo. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2005. 73 min.

Our Disappeared (Nuestros desaparecidos)

Through a casual internet search, director Juan Mandelbaum discovered that Patricia, a long-lost ex-girlfriend from Argentina, was among the thousands kidnapped, tortured, and "disappeared" by Argentina's military dictatorship of 1976-83. Juan embarked on a journey to find out what happened to Patricia and others he knew that disappeared, re-examining his own choices along the way. Using rare archival footage, the film evokes the longing for a revolution that would transform Argentina.

Paso a las luchadoras

Focuses on the lives of seven Argentine women who have taken up the fight for women's power by promoting the independent assembly of working women. 2003. 30 min. In Spanish. PAL format.

Patagonia 7000 A.C..

Documentary on the archeological site of Cueva de las Manos located in Patagonia, South America. VHS format (PAL) In Spanish without subtitles. 199-? 23 min.

Piqueteros carajo.

On June 26, 2002, protesters gathered at Pueyrredon Bridge in Buenos Aires, intending to block all entries into the capital in protest against the plans of the International Monetary Fund. This film follows the events which resulted in fierce repression by the Argentine government. 2002. 16 min. In Spanish. PAL format.

Que sea rock

Performances by: Almafuerte, Arbol, Attaque 77, Babasonicos, Bersuit, Andres Calamaro, Catupecu Machu, Gustavo Cerati, Charly Garcia, Leon Gieco, Intoxicados, Fito Paez, Pappo, Las Pelotas, Los Piojos, Ratones Paranoicos, Gustavo Santaolalla, Le Vela Puerca. Shot at the Siempre Rock festivals, in the city of Cosquin, during the Pepsi Music festival at Obras Stadium and in Buenos Aires, Rosario, Cordoba, Santa Fe and Montevideo. This musical feature completes the trilogy including two classics of the genre "Hasta que se ponga el sol" (1972) y "Buenos Aires Rock" (1982).

Raul, The Terrible

In December 2001, the government of Argentina devalued the currency and froze Argentinians savings - pushing the middle class into the even larger pool of unemployed working poor. Raul fights to change the world. A film by David Bradbury. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. c2006. 53 min.

Rebellion in Patagonia (La Patagonia Rebelde).

Film based on actual historical events involving the brutal military suppression of a series of strikes by rural workers in the southernmost province of Argentina in the early 1920's. 198-?. 64 min.

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