RoxCine: FINDING MABEL

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January 08 only

A Q&A with filmmaker Eileen Abarrca will follow the screening.

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Argentina’s repression (1976 to 1983), infamously known as the ‘Dirty War,’ claimed the lives of 30,000 victims. These victims — kidnapped, tortured, and killed by their own government — are now referred to as the ‘disappeared’. Among them was a young woman named Mabel Damora.

In Finding Mabel, an American woman journeys to her parents’ homeland of Argentina to piece together the story of her namesake, Mabel Damora. Through interviews and investigations, she learns about Mabel and contextualizes the dark years that claimed her life and the 30,000 like her. With little more than a photograph and some of her parents’ memories, the jigsaw-like mystery of Mabel’s disappearance begins to take shape. What will she find along the way? Will she find Mabel?

La represión en Argentina (1976 a 1983), tristemente conocida como la ‘Guerra Sucia’, cobró la vida de 30.000 personas. Las víctimas: secuestrados, torturados y asesinados por su propio gobierno–ahora se conocen como los desaparecidos. Entre ellos una mujer joven llamada Mabel Damora.

En “Buscando a Mabel”, el viaje de una mujer americana a la Patria de sus padres en Argentina para construir la historia de su tocaya, Mabel Damora. A través de entrevistas e investigaciones, ella aprende sobre Mabel y contextualiza los años oscuros que cobró su vida y los 30.000 como ella. Con poco más de una fotografía y algunos recuerdos de sus padres, el rompecabezas del misterio de la desaparición de Mabel comienza a tomar forma. ¿Qué encontrará en el camino? ¿Encontrará a Mabel?

Directed and produced by Eileen Abarrca. Co-produced by Garrett Vander Leun. Music by Wyatt Baer. Edited by Paige Sibley. Director of photography Christina Miserendino. Fiscally sponsored by The San Francisco Film Society. 56 min. 2016. Digital. In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

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