- dir. Alejandro Haddad & Nicolás Valentini
- year. 2016
- country. Argentina/Turkey
- run-time. 72min
- rating. 15
£5.00 (£3.50 conc.)
Doors 19:00 - Film 19:30
Pañuelos para la Historia
We have an extra Latin American screening this month. We are proud to present this documentary from Argentina that explores the similar experiences of conflict, loss and struggle of the Argentine Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and the Kurdish group Mothers of Peace.
Co-director and producer Nicolás Valentini will join us for a Q&A after the film.
"Argentina and Turkey are geographically apart by thousands of kilometers. However, despite the distance, both countries’ recent past brings them immediately together. That nearness takes Nora Cortiñas –a member of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Founding Line– into a journey to the Kurdish region of Turkey. There, she meets the Mothers of Peace, who lost their children to violence and state terrorism by the Turkish government, and in order to carry on their fight, have taken the Argentine mothers as a model to become the Saturday Mothers. Nora goes deeply into the Kurdish region and the stories of these women affected by violence and horror in a place that doesn’t acknowledge the existence of disappeared people. For these mothers, Nora’s support is a beacon; a necessary endorsement so they can show their pain to the world and make sure their cry for justice is heard. The camera follows her through her entire journey as a witness for the way in which the white handkerchief represents not only the struggle for memory, truth and justice of the disappeared in Argentina, but also in other countries across the world."
Scarves of History was selected for the Mar del Plata film festival in 2016.
Our regular Latin American screening for April, continuing our season of films directed by women, is Araya. A poetic and breathtaking documentary from Venezuela.