Exclusive Video: Special Presentation of OUR DISAPPEARED, airing Tonight on Independent Lens

Posted on September 21, 2009
They dreamed of a revolution that would transform Argentina. But what exactly happened to this hopeful generation who suddenly “disappeared"? Thirty years after leaving his native country of Argentina, director Juan Mandelbaum discovers that a former college girlfriend was among the thousands abducted, tortured and “disappeared” during the country’s military dictatorship from 1976 to 1983. His personal journey, along with others who lost loved ones, tells the story behind the brutal events that still haunts Argentina today. Watch the exclusive video below in which Mandelbaum explores how Argentineans attempt to embrace the memory of those who disappeared and the works of art, poems and films that remind the country what “our disappeared” stood for. OUR DISAPPEARED/NUESTROS DESAPARECIDOS airs tonight at 10:00 PM on Independent Lens on PBS (check local listings) Mandelbaum was recently interviewed by Marco Werman from Public Radio International's The World. Listen to the broadcast >>

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