"Spoils of War"
Directed by David Blaustein
An important film detailing the struggle to discover
the truth behind Argentine's "Dirty War" of the late 1970s and early 1980s,
where tens of thousands of students, leftists, dissidents, and their
associates "disappeared" without a trace, most likely abducted, jailed or
killed by the Argentine military dictatorship. Confused and afraid, the
families of the missing gathered in secret, creating a secret code language
to discuss their trauma while under surveillance. Filmmaker David Blaustein
spent three years interviewing the group, called the "Grandmothers of the
Plaza de Mayo," who relate the brave actions taken when confronted with the
government's refusal to disclose the truth. "Heart-wrenching and necessary"
(L.A. Weekly). In Spanish with English subtitles.