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Guide to the Estela and Ernesto Bravo Film and Video Collection TAM.616

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Jan Hilley, with the assistance of Heather Mulliner.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 26, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Heather Mulliner to include item-level description of 225 videos  , December 2018

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Series XIX: Missing Children, 1984-1985

Scope and Content Note

The 28-minute documentary Missing Children (  Niños Desaparecidos) was released in 1985 and shows the efforts of grandmothers to locate their grandchildren who were among the victims of the Argentine military junta's "Dirty War" in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The film includes interviews with military men and with children who were found and reunited with their families. Videos in this series include copies full-length version with English, Spanish, and French subtitles.

Historical/Biographical Note

During the period that has come be known as Argentina's "Dirty War" (1976-1983), the military dictatorship abducted an estimated 30,000 people, which included as many as 500 children that were placed with either families of the military or adopted by families that did not realize their history.

In 1985, Estela Bravo's Missing Children won a Special Jury Prize given by the International Catholic Organization of Cinema (OCIC), a Silver Hugo Award from the Chicago International Film and Video Festival, and other accolades.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 45 Cassette : ref982 (Videos) Missing Children: Two Versions

Scope and Contents

This video contains a complete version of the documentary Missing Children. The documentary runs until minute 25:00. Beginning at minute 28:00 the video contains another partial version of the same documentary.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:50:50.


1984
Box: 97 Dvd : ref982 (Access dvd [31142063007127])
Box: 67 Cassette : ref1387 (Videos [31142063166220]) Missing Children (Niños Desaparecidos) /  Returning to Chile (Retornado a Chile)

Scope and Contents

This video contains full versions of the short documentaries Missing Children and  Returning to Chile.  Missing Children is featured on the first 25 minutes of the tape, and  Returning to Chile begins at minute 25:40. Video quality of this tape is very poor at times.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:54:45.


1985
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1387 (Access dvd [31142063007119])
Box: 45 Cassette : ref963 Missing Children, Spanish (has a few notes in Spanish)
1985 November 19
Reel: ref2161_01 Niños Desaparecidos
1985
Reel: ref2161_02
Reel: ref2166 Missing Children
1985
Reel: ref2172 Missing Children
1985

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