Grandmothers

screens: 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:00
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 11:45
location: 
Roundhouse Community Centre (RHCC)
181 Roundhouse Mews Davie & Pacific
tickets: 
$8 adult; $6 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Director: 
Afarin Eghbal
length: 
10min
country: 
UK/Argentina

In a small apartment in Buenos Aires, a woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild and all the joys of becoming a grandmother. However, horrific circumstances force her to wait over thirty years. This film explores the traumatic ramifications of General Videla’s military dictatorship in Argentina from 1976–1983, whereby an estimated 30,000 men, women and children “disappeared.” Using real-life testimonials from members of the “Grandmothers of May Square,” this animated documentary raises issues of memory and loss. The film is testament to the extraordinary tenacity of these women who continue fighting for the truth about their missing relatives.

RATING: PG (Theme of violence)

LANGUAGE: Spanish with English subtitles

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