Memoria del Saqueo (Chronicle of a Plundering)

Theme Day Chile, Argentina, Venezuela

Sat, Feb 21, 2009
Exhibition Hall 1
4.30 pm
Free admission
Film still from "Memoria del Saqueo" (Chronicle of a Plundering) , (c) Promo

D: Fernando Solanas, documentary, Argentina 2004, 114 min. German subtitles

In his film Memorias del Saqueo, the past master of Latin American cinema shows the devastating effects of globalisation. Taking the crisis in Argentina over the past few years as an example, Solanas shows what consequences neo-liberal policies have for Latin America as a whole. He pieces together events that have taken place over the past three decades: under the Videla dictatorship, during the popular rebellion at the end of 2001, and under the corrupt Alliance government. – Historical photographs are presented in a new light. And Solanas asks: How is it possible to prevent, or at least stop, countries from being bled white in this way?