Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 7:30pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

Many know little about los desaparecidos of Argentina. As many as 30,000 dissidents of the military dictatorship were kidnapped, tortured and killed during The Dirty War between 1976 and 1983. In Argentina today, there is a movement underway headed by a group called Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, or The Grandmothers of May Plaza.

These women are dedicated to finding their missing grandchildren, the babies who were taken from pregnant women during the Dirty War. The women were captured and murdered and their babies were given to supporters of the military regime. Now in their 20s and 30s, these "lost" grandchildren have no knowledge of their past or of their true identities. Las Abuelas is trying to change that. Through direct interviews with Las Abuelas, the found grandchildren, and other members of their families and communities, Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and the Search for Identity seeks to tell the story as it is still unfolding, and bring the historical and cultural context that is needed to help people around the world understand the impact that such a crisis has for people of many different generations.

C.A. Tuggle | 2012

Post-Screening Q&A

C.A. Tuggle is a professor and director of the journalism program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He had a 16-year career in local television news before returning to a campus setting to educate and train a new wave of broadcast journalists. He spent 11 years at WFLA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Tampa/St. Petersburg, the nation's 13th largest media market. He has held many newsroom titles, but he spent most of his career as a reporter/producer, producing more than three thousand news stories during his professional life. His documentary Redemption: The Rosewood Legacy was nominated for a regional Emmy award. Tuggle is the recipient of an Edward Kidder Graham superlative faculty award, the David Brinkley Teaching Excellence Award and the Ed Bliss Award, which is a national honor for broadcast journalism educators who have made significant and lasting contributions to the field throughout their careers. He travels internationally as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in electronic journalism.


Free. Doors open at 7pm. No admittance after 8pm.

About CUNY's Global Film Series on Women's Human Rights

CUNY’s second annual Global Film Series on Women’s Human Rights, March 29th - 31st, 2012, will bring together amazing films, filmmakers, prominent journalists, and activists to discuss the often-abysmal state of women’s rights throughout the world. Launched last year at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the film series will feature works from Russia, Tanzania, Nepal, Colombia, Kenya, Western Sahara, Afghanistan, Zambia, the United States and other countries where women are subject to such chronic problems as poor maternal care, sex trafficking, honor killings, child marriage, rape as a weapon of war, and genital cutting. See a full schedule of the series here. All events are free and open to the public.

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