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Screening of Documentary On Argentina’s “Dirty War” and Q & A with Director Peter Sanders—Dec. 2 at NYU’S Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

November 18, 2009
N-147, 2009-10

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute will host a screening of The Disappeared, an award-winning 2007 documentary by Peter Sanders, on Wednesday, December 2, 6-8 p.m., 20 Cooper Square, between 5th and 6th Streets, 7th floor television studio. The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with Sanders, a 2005 graduate of the Institute’s masters program in news and documentary.

The event is free and open to the public. Call 212.998.8044 for more information. Photo ID required for entry. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Disappeared (96 min.) documents Argentina’s “Dirty War” (1976-1983), when the country’s right-wing military junta suppressed leftist dissenters. Its tactics included torture, murder, and mass kidnapping. As a boy, Sanders lived with his family in Argentina and was a friend of Horatio Pietragalla, through whose eyes the film is told. Horatio’s birth mother, a leftist who opposed the military government, was among those killed by the regime. Raised by a family who adopted him after his mother’s death, Pietragalla struggles to understand his biological roots.

The film, which grew out of Sanders’ master’s thesis documentary, won the Special Prize Best Documentary at the Documentary and Fiction Film Festival of Hollywood, among other honors. The documentary is “one of the few to filter the entire scope of the diseased nightmare through the perspective of one individual,” the New York Times observed.

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Peter Sanders' "The Disappeared"

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