GOOD SHEPHERD, THE STORY OF AN ESCAPE

By Lucía TORRES, Matías HERRERA CÓRDOBA

EL CALEFÓN CINE - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2010

The women's jail “Buen Pastor” was a destination of many political preys of the Argentinean authoritarian regime. On 24th may 1975, twenty-six women from different socialist groups escaped from this prison. Nowadays this building has being transformed in a luxurious shopping mall.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Director(s)
    • Lucía TORRES, Matías HERRERA CÓRDOBA
    • Writer(s)
    • Lucía TORRES, Mariana TELLO, Matías HERRERA CÓRDOBA
    • Producer(s)
    • Juan Carlos MARISTANY (EL CALEFÓN CINE), Viviana GARCÍA
    • Synopsis
    • “Since someone arrives, starts thinking of going out, running away, escaping by any possible mean”...
      One year before the last Argentine military dictatorship (1976) was officially operational, a plan to fight socialist ideals had already been implemented in the province of Córdoba. Good Sherpherd was the women jail run by a nuns’ congregation, where the political prisoners that one day decided to escape were locked.
      Recently, while walls were demolished and the old prison site was transformed into a place for recreation and into a shopping mall, these women tried to put together their stories of lives within the prison through their different trajectories in that 6-year period. They were young girls, 17 to 30 years old. The militancy and the ideals did not die down for being enclosed; on the contrary, the feeling of the injustice grew stronger. Thus the film becomes a tour to reconstruct the space, a social and political memory, uncovering a historical escape, the escape of the 26 women that jumped through a window towards freedom.
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