Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
Evita Peron, a former actress, became the much-beloved wife of Argentine president Juan Peron. He first served his country as president from 1946 until 1955. As this documentary film reveals, Peron met regularly with the poor and others who needed special care. She also helped Argentine women gain the right to vote. Though she had been publicly chastised at one point for first living with Juan Peron before marrying him, she was eventually viewed as a near saint in the people's eyes. Cancer caused her death in 1952 when she was just in her early thirties. Interviews with various individuals reveal how deeply the Argentine people mourned her death, while archival footage helps tell her story.