Spoils of War (Botin de guerra)

Genre:  Documentary

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A poignant documentary about the real victims of political conflict, this film's title refers to the children of Argentina's desaparecidos, the thousands of missing persons tortured and killed during the 1976-1982 military dictatorship.

After their parents were kidnapped, many children were adopted by couples who supported the government; over sixty of them have since been identified and reunited with their original kin, usually their grandmothers.

Using simple interview techniques, Blaustein and his crew explore the ways in which the children -- now in their 20s -- and their families have been impacted by the lingering reminders of decades-old horror. Special attention is paid to Buenos Aires' Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, who demonstrated each Thursday demanding the return of their children.

Many of these women are now seen as grandmothers, demanding the return of their missing grandchildren.

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