|Image: Madres de la Plaza de Mayo|
This program takes a considered look at Argentina's 'Madres de la Plaza de Mayo' (Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, or Mothers of the Disappeared) through a selection of short films, poetry and speakers. The Madres were formed during the late 1970s to protest the military dictatorship's 'disappearances', or state-execution of their children. Although seen by some as an anachronism in the early twenty-first century, celebrated Argentinean actor Miguel Angel Sola declared them the 'greatest Argentinean achievement of the twentieth century'. This screening seeks to provide a greater understanding of the history of the Madres, particularly their role in contemporary anti-globalisation and anarchist movements in Argentina and beyond.