Volver - 300 semaines pour 30 000 disparus pendant la dictature en Argentine (1976-1983)
Collection L'Histoire à vif
192 pages - mai 2013
‘Even a mouse can bite a cat,’ a Chinese proverb claims. As democratic States around the world continued to cooperate with an Argentine government guilty of kidnaps, tortures and murders, in Buenos Aires - after the coup d'état in 1976 - some brave women, the ‘Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo’, decided to hold a demonstration every Thursday opposite the presidential palace. On their heads, a white scarf inscribed with the name of one of the 30,000 people who had “disappeared”. In France, October 5, 1978, on the initiative of the NGO Nouveaux Droits de l'homme, another demonstration was organised to take place every Thursday at midday in front of the Argentinian Embassy in Paris. The plan was to attract lots of people and keep the event going for just a few weeks. At the beginning, only four people turned up, but it lasted more than six years! When François Mitterrand, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Foucault, Daniel Balavoine, Lionel Jospin, Bertrand Delanoë, Jean-Pierre Chevènement and Jacques Delors, among others, gave their support to the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo in front of the cameras, the success of their campaign even cast a shadow on the Chilean tragedy. But why drag it all up today? Because even now, young people in Argentina wonder about than tragic period and ask questions; because mutilated bodies are still being found; because the culprits are still being judged for crimes against humanity. Those who forget historical events are doomed to relive them.
- Dimensions : 135x215x14
- ISBN : 9782204100465
- Poids : 255 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Bertrand Delanoë