The Frustrated Colussus

Australia, 1985

TV show
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Episode of Series “Sweat of the sun, tears of the moon”.
Argentina was once the tenth richest nation in the world and Argentinians consider themselves the most educated, most civilised people in South America where what counts is style. But how close to reality is this self-image of Argentinians? To answer this question, Jack Pizzey investigates the macho gaucho tradition, the tango, the influence of Italian and British immigrants, the personality cult of Juan and Evita Peron, the hideous torture and death squads of the 70’s and the debacle of the Falklands War. What he discovers is a country where self-delusion is the national pastime, a developed nation in the process of becoming undeveloped.

Credits

producer/director

Geoffrey Barnes

production company

Australian Broadcasting Commission

Duration

00:59:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1985

Appears in

Sweat of the sun, tears of the moon

Group of items

Sweat of the sun, tears of the moon

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38520

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Argentina

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Machismo

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Machismo

History → History

History → Peron, Juan Domingo, 1895-1974

Music & Performing Arts → Tango (Dance)

People → Peron, Juan Domingo, 1895-1974

Places → Argentina

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Australia

Television → Television series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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