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Las Madres: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 4 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, Gender Issues, History, Social Issues
  • Director:Lourdes Portillo


This informative documentary was nominated for an Academy Award in 1986 and is an important resource for one particular dark page in Argentina's modern history. Starting in the '70s, the Argentine government was responsible for the "disappearance" of 30,000 dissidents. One of the first organizations to form against this slaughter was a group of mothers who had all shared in the agony of going from one bureaucratic pillar to another bureaucratic post, trying to locate their sons or daughters. Their...more