Spoils of War (2000)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Politics & Government, Social History  |   Run Time - 200 min.  |   Countries - Argentina, Spain  |  
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Follow along with filmmaker David Blaustein as he takes a closer look at the lives of the children displaced in Argentina's 1976-83 "dirty war" in a documentary that seeks to find out the ultimate fate of these so-called "spoils of war." Taken from their parents as the elders were tortured and killed by the brutal military government, the children were subsequently placed into right-wing foster homes, presumably never to be heard from again. In a startling act of defiance, however, the grandmothers of the missing children would risk their very lives to march against authorities in Buenos Aires' Plaza de Mayo in protest of the reprehensible action. When democracy was eventually restored, the very same women would establish a comprehensive DNA bank that could identify the children, and return them to their rightful families.