Movies have a way of transporting us into whole new times and dimensions. We can see a glimpse of history or signs of the future brought to life before our very eyes. Movies are not typically made with pinpoint accuracy as a documentary. The plot twists and storylines are a depiction of different sides, views and reflections. Argentina is a country that has a turbulent past paired with a cultural surrounding. The struggles and glorifying moments of Argentina are hard to compile into one set notion. Writers and directors have been inspired by the diversity of the country for many years. The experiences of the region are filled with hope and possibility.
The life of Eva (“Evita”) Duarte de Peron is a cherished account of kindness and bravery. She is cherished among the Argentinean people as she left an imprint both the history and the hearts of the Country. Evita had a humble childhood of little means. In time, she became the wife of Argentinean President Juan Peron which changed Eva’s life and the world around her. Her iconic life and memory was originally depicted on the stage through the genius eyes of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice. The Movie “Evita” has earned several awards including a Golden Globe.
The Night of Pencils
Venturing back to the notorious year of 1976, we will find ourselves in the midst of Argentina’s “dirty war”. This account reveals the disturbing events that happened alongside the conflict. The military at that time was notorious for misdeeds and malicious acts. This Movie follows a group of teens who were kidnapped and tortured by the military. It is said that thousands of victims suffered terrible and contemptuous crimes against them. This time period is hauntingly remembered in Argentinean history.
Made In Argentina
This Movie shows the experience that is relatable on many levels. With political tensions on the rise, a couple is forced to leave their homeland behind. They sought a new beginning in the New York City. A strange and different surrounding presented trials and trouble for the couple. Cultural divides, a sense of insecurity and hopelessness made them dream for the day they could return home.
Among political distress, Argentina has also had their fair share of financial declines. Through a collapse of the regions economical status, “The Take” recounts the actions of a group of factory workers. With their workplace shutting down, the loss of pay was going to be devastating for families and neighborhoods. They presented a united front in an attempt to reopen the factories doors with several needed changes. Progress was interrupted with government interference leading a difficult situation down an even harder path.
Whether it is complete fact or a hint of fiction, the perception can open our minds to what Argentina as experienced. Understanding the history of Argentina’s people and families will bring us a sincere view of the country. With a little insight and imagination, hope for the future is a powerful yet quiet strength.