US Premiere of Observando al Observador, a documentary film by Malena Juanatey (2013)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110
Observando al Observador (Observing the Observer) tells the story of two US citizens, Olga Talamante and Patricia Erb, who were detained and tortured in Argentina during the country’s “Dirty War” of the 1970s and 1980s.
The multi-faceted documentary delves into the personal narratives of Talamante and Erb as well as examines and analyzes the relationship between the United States and Argentina during the last military dictatorship. The film is narrated by first time director, Malena Juanatey, a young woman who came up in the aftermath of the dictatorship, when Argentina was returning to democracy.
The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.
Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with filmmaker Malena Juanatey, along with Olga Talamante, the Executive Director of the Chicana/Latina Foundation, KPOO’s Chelis López, CARECEN SF Executive Director Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, and playwright and poet Marisela Treviño Orta.