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Our Disappeared

A film screening and discussion with Juan Mandelbaum, the film's director

Monday, April 06, 2009
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
James Bridges Theater
Melnitz 1409
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Film Synopsis

Through a casual Google search director Juan Mandelbaum finds out that Patricia, a long lost girlfriend from Argentina, is among the thousands who were kidnapped, tortured and then “disappeared” by the military during the 1976-1983 dictatorship. Juan embarks on a journey to find out what happened to her and others he knew who disappeared and re-examines his own choices.

Using rare archival footage he evokes the dreams for a revolution that would transform Argentina. As he shares dramatic stories told by parents, siblings, friends and children of the disappeared, Juan grieves the tragic losses and shows that when brutal regimes attack the fabric of a country with great impunity, the suffering lasts for generations.

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The film is part of the UCLA International Institute Human Rights Film Series:


Cost : Free and open to the public

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Argentina, Chile and the Southern Cone, UCLA Law School International Human Rights Program

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