Quezon City, Philippines—With the fragility of Philippine democracy today, The Active Vista Human Rights Festival is proud to announce the FREE screening of the closing film, “Argentina, 1985.” on Thursday, October 5, 2023, 4 PM at the UP Film Center (UP Cine Adarna). The film was inspired by the true story of Julio Strassera, Luis Moreno Ocampo, and their young legal team, this gripping film tells the David-vs-Goliath tale of their pursuit of justice against Argentina’s bloodiest military dictatorship.
In 1985, Strassera and Moreno Ocampo took on the seemingly impossible task of prosecuting the former military leaders responsible for the country’s dark period of terror and violence. Despite constant threats to their safety and underestimation by many, they raced against time to bring justice to the victims of the military junta.
The film resonates closely with our nation’s historical trauma and its message hits our need for justice and accountability to heal and move forward as a nation.
Directed by Santiago Mitre and featuring acclaimed actors Ricardo Darín and Peter Lanzani in the lead roles, “Argentina, 1985” is a compelling portrayal of courage and determination in the face of oppression. This significant event challenged the dictatorship’s power and sent a message about justice to people around the world. “Argentina, 1985” underscores the importance of accountability and serves as a reminder that ordinary individuals can change society when they believe in themselves.
The film, produced by La Unión De Los Ríos, Kenya Films, Infinity Hill, and Amazon Studios, sheds light on the Trial of The Juntas, a pivotal moment in Argentina’s history. This significant event challenged the dictatorship’s power and sent a message about justice to people around the world.
It won the 2022 FIPRESCI Award at the Venice Film Festival and the Golden Globe Best Foreign Language Film, and earned a nomination for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards.
The screening shall be followed by a talkback session with a distinguished panel of resource speakers composed of Atty. Arpee Santiago of the Ateneo Human Rights Center and the Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court; Atty. Gian Arabejo of Alternative Law Groups; and Human Rights Groups KARAPATAN and In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (IDEFEND). The said talkback will be moderated by Inday Espina – Varona, regional head of Rappler.
Don’t miss this remarkable film’s screening at the Active Vista Human Rights Festival, where it will leave audiences inspired and moved by its powerful message: “Nunca más” (Never again).
Secure a slot now at bit.ly/Argentina1985RSVP.
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