With fragments of an unpublished interview with Hebe de Bonafini, Canal Encuentro will premiere this Monday at 9:30 p.m. “Hebe” one year after the death of one of the founders of Madres de Plaza de Mayo, a documentary to honor a tireless fighter and a transcendental figure of Human Rights.
In December 2021, De Bonafini spoke with Canal Encuentro, within the framework of celebrating the fifteen years of its creation. “Without knowing that it was going to be one of the last interviews that Hebe was going to be able to give in the public media. She received the Encuentro team at the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Association, the Mothers’ house, and she only set two conditions: she asked us if we were all vaccinated and that we should please speak loudly,” recalls Cecilia Flachsland, director of the signal, in an interview with Télam.
“That day,” he continues, “we returned to the channel with the certainty that this material not only exceeded the necessary content for the series about the construction of the channel but also merited a special on Hebe. With this spirit we began to outline a program that would bring other dimensions of Hebe where the public and the personal intertwine to form that life of struggle and courage.
“Hebe received the Encuentro team at the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Association, the Mothers’ house, and only set two conditions: she asked us if we were all vaccinated and that we should please speak loudly to her.” Cecilia Flachsland, signal director
Thus, the documentary brings together photographs from its own archive and materials from the Canal Encuentro Historical Archive, the Historical Archive of the Madres de Plaza de Mayo Association and the RTA Historical Archive, in addition to the interview at the Kirchner Cultural Center, on October 6 2022, on the occasion of the inauguration of Hebe de Bonafini, a revered/beloved mother, who covered the life of the president of the Plaza de Mayo Mothers Association in images.
Flachsland comments that “Hebe was aware from very early on of the importance of the archive and she herself classified and cataloged the photographs, letters and documents generated from the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Association.”
“In addition, her daughter Alejandra has generously provided little-visited material about her. The images that she herself calls ‘happy days’ are rarely seen and highlight an intimate Hebe, a common and happy woman who one day a tragedy pushes her to leave her house to become everyone’s mother forever,” adds the director of Encuentro.
“The story reveals the creativity, cunning, skill and loving grace that Hebe had when life pushed her to be part of the last 45 years of Argentine and world history. The entire special is a toolbox to convert the personal pain in collective struggle,” he anticipates.
Flachsland highlights that “the spirit of the production was for Hebe to speak in the first person. So much has been and will be said about her that we made the decision that the only voice in the story be Hebe herself, who was always a clear and intelligent interviewee. , assertive in her reflections and aware of the weight of her words. It is also a tribute to that way of playing in each enunciation.”
The documentary “Hebe” is the product of Canal Encuentro teamwork. The production is by Brenda Barroero, the content designer was María Iribiarren, the scriptwriter, Soledad Girardi, the production by Julieta Lande, editing by Mariel Paredes, sound by Pablo Trilnik and motion by Ana Pozzi.
For Flachsland, this documentary becomes relevant because “in the current context, an important key to reading is Hebe’s unwavering trust in the youth, which he defended to the utmost, never stopped listening to them. The motto of doing things without fear “It is also crucial in these times and to always return to love as the driving force of the story.”
“Hebe – concludes the director of Canal Encuentro – is the woman who was able to reconnect a sense of community after the destruction that state terrorism made of the social bond. Therefore, this unique woman, an international reference for human rights, She is categorical when she says: ‘they were all my sons, my daughters.'”
The documentary “Hebe” premieres on Canal Encuentro this Monday at 9:30 p.m. and repeats on Tuesday the 21st at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday the 25th at 3:30 p.m.
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