THE 500 STOLEN BABIES

By Alexander VALENTI

GALLOPING FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2013

During Argentina’s dictatorship from 1976 to 1983, the ruling junta im¬prisoned pregnant women, forced them to give birth in secret maternity hospitals, killed them, and stole their babies as the spoils of war.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alexander VALENTI
    • Writer(s)
    • Alexander VALENTI
    • Producer(s)
    • Alexander VALENTI, Michel WELTERLIN (Intuition Films & Docs)
    • Synopsis
    • During the dark era of Argentina’s dictatorship from 1976 to 1983, the ruling military imprisoned pregnant women, forced them to give birth in secret maternity hospitals, killed them, and stole their babies as the spoils of war. Thirty five years later, a groundbreaking trial begins in Buenos Aires, the result of a relentless struggle by the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo. They have successfully traced 107 of these children through genetic matching and their quest goes on.
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