Docu­men­tary focuses on three coun­tries which were guilty of making polit­ical oppo­nents disap­pear without trace: Sri Lanka, Morocco and Argentina.
Vanishing People focuses on three coun­tries guilty of making polit­ical oppo­nents disap­pear without trace: Sri Lanka, Morocco and Argentina. In Sri Lanka tens of thou­sands of people disap­peared between 1987 and 1990 or were killed without trial. In Morocco thou­sands of people disap­peared into secret camps. Moroccan victims are often kept alive in appalling condi­tions. Without phys­ical care they die a slow death. In Argentina disap­pear­ances were part of the policy of the mili­tary junta between 1976 and 1983. While everyone remained silent, the Mad Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo conquered their fear and put a spanner in the works of the junta. In Vanishing People the mothers talk about their struggle. They still continue their action because they want to exert as much influ­ence as possible on future generations.

Credits

Director
Producer
Production company
Betlem Film Productions
Distributor NL
Amnesty International

Title: De Vermisten
Year: 1994
Duration : 1 hour, 2 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 1994

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