Las Madres: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo

Las Madres: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and Después de Terremoto: Two Films by Lourdes Portillo

Lourdes Portillo and Susana Muñoz’s Oscar-nominated Las Madres documents the courage of a group of Argentine women who gathered weekly in Buenos Aires to remember those who "disappeared" between 1976 and 1983, during the Dirty War. Preceded by Portillo and Nina Serrano’s 1979 short film Después de Terremoto (After the Earthquake), about a young Nicaraguan immigrant facing the challenges of life in the United States. (1986, dir. Lourdes Portillo and Susana Muñoz, 64 min.; 1979, Lourdes Portillo and Nina Serrano, Spanish with English subtitles 27 min.)

A Q&A with Portillo follows the screenings. 

Las Madres: Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo y Después del terremoto: Dos películas de Lourdes Portillo

Miércoles 27 de septiembre a las 7:30 p.m.

Las Madres, de Lourdes Portillo y Susana Muñoz, nominada para el Oscar, documenta la valentía de un grupo de mujeres argentinas que se reunían semanalmente en Buenos Aires para recordar a los «desaparecidos» entre 1976 y 1983, durante la Guerra sucia. La película será precedida por el corto Después del Terremoto, de Portillo y Nina Serrano, realizado en 1979, acerca de un joven inmigrante nicaragüense y los desafíos que debe enfrentar durante su vida en los Estados Unidos. A continuación se presentará una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con Portillo. (1986, dir. Lourdes Portillo y Susana Muñoz, 64 min.; 1979, Lourdes Portillo y Nina Serrano, en español con subtítulos en inglés, 27 min.)

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