Rebellion in Patagonia* (La Patagonia Rebelde)

  • 1974 ----- color ----- 107 min ----- vhs///
  • (Directed by Hector Olivera; with Luis Brandoni, Federico Luppi, Pepe Soriano, Pedro Aleandro) This classic of the Latin American cinema is based on actual historical events involving the brutal military suppression of a series of strikes during the early Twenties by rural workers in the southernmost province of Argentina. The film's narrative, set within a richly detailed social context and mounted as a colorful action film, features fascinating character studies of the main protagonists, including the anarcho-syndicalist leaders of the workers' movement and the ruthless military commander who realizes too late that he is merely a tool of the wealthy landowners. (Funded, in part, by the Latin American Studies Program in the Jackson School of International Studies and by the U.W. Center for Labor Studies) [Letter-boxed] (In Spanish with English subtitles) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (History: Latin American, Labor Relations, Latin America, Motion Pictures: Features, Political Science: Latin American, Romance Languages and Literature)