PROJECT HUEMUL: THE FOURTH REICH IN ARGENTINA

PROJEKT HUEMUL

By Rodrigo VILA

CINEMA 7 FILMS - as PROD / FIN

Documentary - Completed 2009

In 1946, President Perón started a secret nuclear project with the help of Nazis refugees which consisted in the use of a new method “Nuclear Fusion”.
Five years later, he would announced to the world his succeed.
Even today, no country around the world has achieved it.

Festivals
& Awards

The European Independent Film 2012
Best Documentary
Beijing International Film Festival 2012
Best Documentary
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH, GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 115 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rodrigo VILA
    • Writer(s)
    • Rodrigo VILA
    • Producer(s)
    • Dalila ZARITZKY (Cinema 7 Films), Fabiana PUCCI (Cinema 7 Films)
    • Synopsis
    • “Projekt Huemul” was an atomic secret project developed by former president Gral. Perón in the research of an atomic bomb with the collaboration of German scientists.
      The project began in 1946, only months after Hiroshima.
      Let us imagine for an instant that Argentina, might have been able to make the most important scientific discovery in human history. Let us imagine as well that this discovery might have made it possible for this country to have become the leading nation in the world and that this could have paved the way for the Fourth Reich to be established in the said country. And that the U.S.A. might have been planning to invade Argentine territory to prevent all this from happening
      In 1951, President Peron announced to the world that his administration has carried out atomic energy in a, at the time, secret atomic plant. The Amazing discovery was published by the most important newspapers in Argentina and all over the world, like the “New York Post” and “The Time” from London. One year later of the success, the island was closed and the project cancelled. Even today the rests of the main reactor and laboratories stands abandoned in the island.
      Our documentary film is about the way in which Argentine military officers, were molded under the Prussian military tradition and how he helped and financed the immigration of German scientist, military men and war criminals, and how, during Peron's presidency, the most ambitious project was carried out. This was “Projekt Huemul”.
    • Partners & financing
    • - Cinema 7 Films
      - History Channel Latin America
      - History Channel Spain
      - INCAA (Argentina's Films Institute)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2008
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