Argentina, 1979. After years of exile, Juan (12) and his family come back to Argentina under fake identities. Juan’s parents and his uncle Beto are members of the Montoneros Organization, which is fighting against the Military Junta that rules the country. Because of their political activities they are being tracked down relentlessly, and the threat of capture and even death is constant. His friends at school and the girl he has a gigantic crush on, Maria, know him as Ernesto, a name he must not forget, since his family’s survival is at stake. Juan accepts this and follows all of his parents’ rules until one day he is told that they need to move again immediately, and leave his friends and Maria behind without an explanation.
Join us afterwards for a discussion with Nancy Powers, assistant professor of political science and assistant director of the Center for the Study of American Democracy (CSAD).
Film Festival Screenings:
• April 5: "Ixcanul" (Volcano)
• April 12: "Barefoot in the Kitchen" (Con la pata quebrada)
• April 19: "Who is Dayani Cristal?" (¿Quién es Dayani Cristal?)
• April 26: "Wilaya"
• May 3: "Clandestine Childhood" (Infancia clandestina)
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