The Last Place (El Último Confín)
An EAAF-MAMBO Productions Video directed by Pablo Ratto (in Spanish with English subtitles)
This documentary shows the story of four families of people who were disappeared in Argentina’s last military dictatorship (1976-1983), and that were able to recover the remains of their loved ones 27 years later. The province of Córdoba, and the city of Córdoba in Argentina have been a center of intense political activity in Argentina’s recent history. Not surprisingly, during the political violence of the last military dictatorship, the repression in Cordoba was particularly brutal, resulting in a very high number of disappearances. After Buenos Aires and Greater Buenos Aires, the province of Córdoba has the highest number of disappearances. The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, created more than 20 years ago to investigate forced disappearances, finds and exhumes a common grave located in the San Vicente Cemetery, the poorest of the cemeteries in the City of Córdoba.
The documentary tells the story of the exhumation of this grave, of those who work to identify the people buried there, and the story of four families for whom it was possible, against all odds, to recover the remains of their loved ones after 27 years of waiting. How does it affect one’s life to search for a loved one who disappeared 27 years ago, then finally find their remains? What fuels the hope of those who cannot find their loved ones, but keep searching? This documentary addresses these issues. To host a screening of this film or to obtain a copy, please contact us at email@example.com.
BAFICI Selection, International Festival of Independent Film Territories in Conflict Section Human Rights Competition