Invocation

Héctor Faver with Patricio Guzmán & Fred Kelemen

Spain, 2000, 95 min.

It is structured around three narratives. A framework story and two stories that run parallel to each other. The framework story is a reconstruction of the shooting of Hector Faver’s first super8 film he did with two friends at the age of 12. A story about kidnapping and rescue. Though a boyhood story, it holds the essence of the film: kidnapping the opponents of the military dictatorship.

The two parallel stories are a documentary and a fictional story respectively. Through interviews and archive material, the documentary tells the story of the mothers and grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo who fight for justice for their sons and daughters and grandchildren who were taken away and killed by the military government. They refuse to accept that former generals are pardoned by the new leaders. It also turns into Argentine anti-Semitism when the Israeli association AMIA was bombed in ’94, killing 86 people.

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