FATHERLAND

TIERRA DE LOS PADRES

By Nicolás PRIVIDERA

TRIVIAL MEDIA - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

This rigorously structured and visually engrossing essay film explores Argentina's fractious modern history through the words of writers - both founding fathers and oppositional voices - who lay buried in Buenos Aires's famed Recoleta Cemetery.

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Toronto - TIFF 2011
City to City
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nicolás PRIVIDERA
    • Writer(s)
    • Nicolas PRIVIDERA
    • Producer(s)
    • Pablo RATTO (Trivial Media)
    • Synopsis
    • As a poem-essay, the film narrates the continually and repeated confrontation of two versions of history: the winner’s and the vanquisher’s. And it does it in a location, that it is at the same time concrete and symbolic: Buenos Aires’ oldest cemetery. By reading quotations by the tombs, the film creates a sort of "dialogue of the dead", and narrates the history in chronological order (from Nineteenth Century’ Civil Wars to Twentieth Century Dictatorships). This dramatic structure realize that the official history was built on the identification of The Other (Indian, Gaucho, Immigrants, "Subversive") to recognize him as an enemy who must be killed for the good of the country.
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