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SPOILS OF WAR



 
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An important film detailing the struggle to discover the truth behind Argentine's "Dirty War" of the late 1970s and early 1980s, where tens of thousands of students, leftists, dissidents, and their associates "disappeared" without a trace, most likely abducted, jailed or killed by the Argentine military dictatorship. Confused and afraid, the families of the missing gathered in secret, creating a secret code language to discuss their trauma while under surveillance. Filmmaker David Blaustein spent three years interviewing the group, called the "Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo," who relate the brave actions taken when confronted with the government's refusal to disclose the truth. "Heart-wrenching and necessary" (L.A. Weekly). In Spanish with English subtitles.

David Blaustein---Argentina/Spain---2000---112 mins.