Argentinian film, 1985
it exceeded one million viewers since the premiere in his country (which is mine).
Directed by Santiago Mitre, centered on the figure of the prosecutor Julio César Strassera, it recounts the process of the trial of the members of the Military Junta that was in power from 1976 to 1983. It puts the period in context —the weak democracy, the power military still active, the civilian population without a clear position—and it originates debates: whether President Alfonsín is well represented;
What was the role of Peronism?
Meanwhile, the cinemas are filled with young people who applaud the scenes, and the television with politicians of diverse ideologies, some satisfied with the film and others not, who coincide in saying the same thing: how wonderful it is that, through the film, young people “find out what happened”;
how wonderful it is that, throughout the film,
generations “who had no idea of that part of the story” know it.
The Judgment of the Juntas happened in 1985, not in the 12th century.
The politicians who praise the disseminating power of the film —which it has— were and are responsible, directly or indirectly, for decisions related to the Argentine educational system.
However, they do not blush when acknowledging their failure: when praising a film for doing what, due to inability or indifference, they did not do.
Their praise is an admission that the educational system, to whose quality they pay less and less attention, does not fulfill —except for the good will of certain professors and teachers— with a minimum purpose: that those born in democracy know recent history.
Their praise is an admission that they have done a terrible job: that the education they design, that depends on them,
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