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Nietos (Identidad y memoria) / Nietos (Memory and Identity)
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Nietos (identidad y memoria)
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During the period from 1976 to 1983, Argentina was in the grip of the military dictatorship. Throughout these years, thousands of people were illegally confined and assassinated in total impunity. The children of these ?missing? people and the newborn children of women pregnant at the time of their imprisonment were often taken away and brought up by the families of the military. 500 missing children is one of the darkest legacies of this period. The tireless dedication of the Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo throughout the last 25 years allowed 77 of these children to be reunited with their biological families. Nietos does not attempt a political or historical examination of this period, but recovers the human dimension that the process of assertion of a new identity has for them, exploring the way in which the history of the past comes back and roosts into the present, indicating a path to the future.
BIOGRAPHY
Born in the Buenos Aires province in 1972, he at first followed studies as a photographer, actor and director of photography. He shot six shorts as a director and screenwriter, of which La triste y penosa historia de Mateo Praxedes Calsado (1994) and La gotera (2002) garnered various national and international awards. In 1997 he launched ?El independiente?, first stable exhibition circuit of non-commercial Argentinean cinema in Buenos Aires still on the go today. He moreover founded the Habitación 1520 production company along with another three directors.
CAST & CREW
Director
Benjamín Avila
Photography
Amanda Calvo, Mailín Milanes
Edition
Benjamín Avila
Running Time
80 m.
Country
Argentina
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