America Scarfó was the teenage lover of Argentina’s most infamous anarchist of the 1920’s: Severino Di Giovani, whose fiery ideology was matched by his use of violent tactics. Their love was cut short when this modern day Robin Hood was arrested and executed by the military dictatorship in 1930.
“Anarchist Love Letters” (Los Ojos de América) not only brings to life this love via the letters they wrote, but reveals America’s revolutionary ideas and connections with the revolutionary times of Argentina and the wider Anarchist world. Combining the use of first hand footage, contemporary interviews and recreations, viewers are introduced to one of the most misunderstood political movements. Featuring the testimony of historian Osvaldo Bayer, whose academic research and many books on the anarchists in Argentina is considered to be the gold standard in the field.
Official selection of the 29th Mar del Plata Film Festival and shown on public TV in 30 countries across Latin America, and winner of the “Martín Fierro” (Argentine Oscar) for best documentary transmitted on TV.
“A beautiful and revealing documentary where directors Daiana Rosenfeld and Aníbal Garisto evoke the profound romance between this young woman the the Italian Anarchist leader to tell the larger story of a liberation movement that has been persecuted and forgotten.”
~Paulo Pécora, TELAM news agency
(Pictured) Directors of “Anarchist Love Letters” with their Martín Fierro statue for best documentary Argentine TV. September 12th, 2016.
This educational DVD release is perfect for those studying:
- Latin American History
- Latin American Studies
- Italian immigration to the Americas
- Protest Movements
- Women’s Studies
Students will be able to draw parallels between the anarchism of Argentina in the 1930s and other social movements in the US and Europe of the 1960s and 1970s.
DVD has optional English subtitles and run time is 61 minutes.
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