30th July, 2014
|24/11/2006, 21:00||Odeon PS|
Argentina, 2005 120 mins. English subtitles
Event presented with the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
Director Fernando Solanas focuses on anonymous heroes who have suffered the most from the corporate sacking of his country Argentina and their struggle to fight back. Interviewing workers, small farmers and indigenous people, Solanas shows how they are resisting. Displaced women farmers organize to confront banks and disrupt auctions. Organizers of communal soup kitchens, clinics and bakeries team up to help each other deal with poverty and hunger. Workers who have taken over unprofitable factories abandoned by their owners begin running them for themselves… This second chapter in a series of four documentaries exposing the condition of Argentina today follows A Social Genocide (shown in the 3rd edition of our festival). This is activist cinema at its best: passionate, informative and uncompromising.
THE DIGNITY OF THE NOBODIES won three awards at the 2005 Venice Film Festival and was nominated for a Silver Condor at the Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards 2006.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1936, Fernando Solanas became one of the most important filmmakers in Latin America, with his first film, the documentary The Hour of the Furnaces (1968). He was the co-author, along with Octavio Getino, of the influential manifesto, “Towards a Third Cinema”. In 1975, he made his first fiction film, The Sons of Fierro. After the military coup he moved to Paris where he made Tangos: The Exile of Gardel (1986), which won the Grand Jury Prize at Venice. South (1989) won Best Director at Cannes.
Pino Solanas, Director
External film reviews
Pino Solanas Official Website