Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Festivales de Buenos Aires

Film Info
17 monumentos

Film Information

Exhibition Title 17 monumentos
Original Title 17 monumentos
English Title 17 Monuments
Director Jonathan Perel
Year 2012
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 60'
  • Guión / Scriptwriter, Fotografía / Cinematography, Edición / Editing, Producción / Producer: Jonathan Perel
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Through still shots and pure observation, Jonathan Perel registers monuments that were built by law in all of those locations where there used to be detention and torture centers, during the last military dictatorship in Argentina. The first shot in this movie shows us a guideline on how each of these monuments should be constructed. The next seventeen shots show the different interpretations of such disposition, by means of a keen observation of the monuments that already exist. These first still shots of astounding dramatic strength and exact duration allow Perel to pose, once again, a big, clever, radical, bold, and profoundly political question about the way in which memory, truth and justice are built nowadays in Argentina. If El predio showed a critical point of view regarding the past and present in the grounds of the ESMA, 17 monumentos fixes an extreme position and a thorough view on the way cinema can reflect on an entire country, building a new map of the Argentine territory.

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