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Controversial Issues in Contemporary Documentary Filmmaking: Toponymy (Jona...
Thu 16 June 2016, 16:00 – 18:00 BST
The School of the Arts is delighted to present to you
Controversial Memories in Contemporary Documentary Filmmaking: Toponymy (Toponimia) - Jonathan Perel, 2015, Argentina followed by Skype conversation with Jonathan Perel.
Toponymy is the discipline that studies the etymological origin of place names. What Perel chooses to analyze visually in his film is a series of towns located in the western portion of the province of Tucumán, which were founded by the military government during the mid-70s within the framework of the Operativo Independencia (Operation Independence), a project whose aim was to eliminate the guerrilla groups (mainly the ERP) that operated in that area. In fact, the names chosen for those towns came from members of the military of different ranks who had died during confrontations with guerilla groups.
Born in 1976, lives and works in Buenos Aires. In 2012 he premieres his second documentary feature 17 monuments at BAFICI’s Official Selection. He attended a degree in Arts at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters (University of Buenos Aires).
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