Transitional Justice and Narrative Power in "Argentina, 1985"

Argentina 1985

This event considers the recently released film "Argentina, 1985" – which depicts the transitional justice process that took place in Argentina after the military dictatorship – with inter-disciplinary scholars providing commentary on this historic moment, followed be a Q&A session.

More than 30,000 Argentines were estimated to have disappeared between 1976 and 1983, and some 3,000 officials and non-officials have been charged with crimes as of 2018. The film provides a dramatic depiction of the groundbreaking transitional justice trial, a process that has set precedents for human rights litigation, created awareness around the limits of state power, and influenced peace-building mechanisms after human atrocities. “Nunca mas” (“Never again”) has shaped the historical memory of older and younger Argentines, and material reparations are available still today, as the country continues to recuperate from the legacy of state violence.

María Rosa Olivera-Williams
Professor of Latin American Literature
Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow

Alejandro Bonvecchi
Ordinary Assistant Professor, Torcuato Di Tella University
Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow

Josefina Echavarría Álvarez
Associate Professor of the Practice, Director of the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM) Program
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Vanesa Miseres
Associate Professor of Spanish
Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow

Patrick McQuestion
PhD candidate in Peace Studies and Political Science
Kellogg Institute Doctoral Student Affiliate

Cosponsored with the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

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