FORGING A NATION

HACER PATRIA

By David BLAUSTEIN

PRIMER PLANO FILM GROUP SA - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2008


    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 127 mn
    • Director(s)
    • David BLAUSTEIN
    • Writer(s)
    • David BLAUSTEIN, Luisa Irene ICKOWICZ
    • Producer(s)
    • David BLAUSTEIN (Zafra Difusion SA)
    • Synopsis
    • In the 1920s, like many others, a Jew left Europe with his family, hoping to find in Argentina a land to build the future of his dreams.
      His children, and his children’s children, all his descendants would live their lives marked by his humanistic legacy. Journalists, traders, editors, physicians, all share the passion for the roots of their identity, for their land and the occupations of their choosing.
      Then, a cinematographer decides to trace down that road and make an exploratory documentary seeking to learn and understand that journey, the adventure of his grandparents and his parents. Aunts, cousins, mother and brothers accompany him in front of the camera lens. And amid the intimate perspective of his relatives’ testimonies and the search for the places where the story developed, he expects to find something beyond the mere personal story of his immigrant grandparents.
      Earlier on, much ealier, there were the arguments with his parents about Perón, and earlier still, the arguments his parents had with theirs about Socialism and religion. And even before that, there were the business ventures, the arrival to the rural settlements, the Hotel of Immigrants and, at the very beginning, the Polish village separated from their dreams by a vast ocean.
      David, by means of his family’s travel-log narratives, sails between desire and intuition, closer to personal vision than certainty. Convinced that a documentary may well be a tool to inquire on the different ways to FORGE A NATION.
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