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Wine Country Film Festival 2013

Grandmothers

Abuelas

Directed by Afarin Eghbal

Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, International, Shorts / United Kingdom / 2011 / History, Latino, Social Issues, Women / 10 mins / English, Spanish / North America Premiere

Plays In:
Short Film Program 1

St Patrick's Episcopal Church
September 26, 2013 5:30 pm

Description

In a small apartment in Buenos Aires, an old woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild and all the joys of becoming a grandmother. However, horrific circumstances mean that she will be forced to wait for over 30 years. Grandmothers explores the traumatic ramifications of General Videla’s military dictatorship in Argentina from 1976-83. During this time, 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, repression and loss. The film is a testament to the extraordinary tenacity of these women, who continue to fight for the truth about their missing relatives.

Credits

Producer: Kasia Malipan
Cinematographer: Claire Buxton
Editor: Katherine Lee
Music: Lennert Busch
Cast: Joy McBrinn, Alexia James, Jenney Surelia, Lukasz Platkowski, Sofia Margaritis
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Plays in

  1. Short Film Program 1

    The Radio Gamers, Posey, My RIght Eye, The Interlude, Grandmothers, Bent

    Precedes: Live Music featuring Amy Jo Johnson

    In This Program: Bent, Grandmothers, The Interlude, My Right Eye, Posey, The Radio Gamers


Dates & Times

Plays In:
Short Film Program 1

St Patrick's Episcopal Church
September 26, 2013 5:30 pm