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Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and the Search for Identity [electronic resource]: Children of Argentina's "Disappeared

Illumination Films (Australia)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo is an Argentinian human rights group made up of grandmothers committed to finding their lost grandchildren, who they believe were stolen by the government during the country's military dictatorship. Between 1976 and 1983 as many as 30,000, dissidents-now known as "the disappeared"-were kidnapped and presumed killed, with hundreds of new mothers among them. Through interviews with members of Las Abuelas, recovered grandchildren who were raised by people sympathetic to the military regime, and many others, this program tells the story of these determined women and of the formerly missing as they explore their true identities.
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Run Time
55 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 18, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Children of Argentina's "Disappeared
  • Innocent Victims of Argentina's Dirty War (1:41)
  • Coup Against Peron (1:35)
  • Context of Killings (2:55)
  • Kidnapped Babies (1:01)
  • Found Grandchild (3:20)
  • Searching for Grandchildren (2:16)
  • Found Grandchild (2:32)
  • Psychological Impact (1:20)
  • Attitudes Toward Las Abuelas (0:56)
  • Blame in Dirty War (2:24)
  • ESLA (2:03)
  • Conspiracy Theories (0:44)
  • Carter's Human Rights Pressure (2:40)
  • Patt Derian (1:48)
  • Need for Truth (3:08)
  • Babies Stolen (1:44)
  • Regime Goals (1:30)
  • Bringing Attention (0:53)
  • Renouncing Adoptive Family (1:59)
  • Connecting with Lost Family (2:29)
  • Death Camp Survivor (2:33)
  • Impact Across Generations (2:07)
  • Denial (2:05)
  • Museum (2:46)
  • Reconciliation (1:48)
  • Right to Identity (2:14)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
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53461 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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