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Upcoming Screening: Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and the Search for Identity

Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo in Argentina is committed to finding their lost grandchildren, stolen, they believe, by the government of their country some 30 years ago. At least 10,000, and, some estimate, as many as 30,000 dissidents of the military dictatorship were kidnapped, tortured and killed during Argentina’s Dirty Way (1976 – 1983). They became known as Los Desaparecidos – the disappeared. Some of the women were pregnant or were new mothers when they were captured, and the infants ended up in the homes of government officials and others sympathetic to the regime. Those new parents changed the babies’ names, birth dates and everything about them. Today, Las Abuelas has located more than 100 of the missing children, many of whom had no knowledge of their past nor their true identities. Some 400 still remain. 

The screening will be on Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in the Visual Arts 1B20

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