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Film Info
El cultivo de la flor invisible

Film Information

Exhibition Title El cultivo de la flor invisible
Original Title El cultivo de la flor invisible
English Title The Cultivation of the Invisible Flower
Director Juan Álvarez Neme
Year 2011
Format DM
Colour Color
Duration 83'
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Juan Álvarez Neme
  • Edición / Editing: Juan Álvarez Neme
  • Producción / Producer: Marcos Martínez Farfarana,
  • Juan Álvarez Neme
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Tarkiofilm
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During the last Uruguayan dictatorship (1973 to 1985), different strategies were implemented to persecute, disappear, and murder those who opposed the oppressive regime that ruled the country. This documentary proposes one of the first methodic approaches to build the memory of a fight for justice that grew stronger in recent years when the left won the presidency. Juan Álvarez Neme finds testimonies from the present but also narrations from the past. He registers committed family members that seek the truth, the finding of bodies and the work of forensic anthropologists, linking different stories that share a common goal: the quest for social justice. The macabre complicity between the dictatorships at both ends of the River Plate embarking in joint genocide actions is a valuable narrative line in this documentary, one that remains almost unseen on this side. Actually, this documentary is lucid enough to find an eloquent scene amidst the silence, fear, and impunity some people in Argentina still enjoy.


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