Perón and the Jews

  • Documentary
  • 2021
  • 73 min.
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Perón and the Jews

  • Documentary
  • 2021
  • 73 min.

Synopsis

After his father is accused of having been "another gorilla Jew" in the 1950s (a reactionary who supported the 1955 military coup that deposed the democratically elected government of Juan Perón), Sergio Shlomo Slutzky decides to go out and investigate his father's supposed DNA and discovers a young Jewish generation full of humanistic idealism. In this journey, he reaches out to friends from his father's youth during the Perón presidency, to historians and researchers and other witnesses in Argentina and Israel. The journey was not only a personal quest, but also focused on the political rift that continues to divide Argentinian society and on what it is like to belong to a Jewish minority outside of Israel.

Credits

Director(s)

Sergio (Shlomo) Slutzky

Producer(s)

Javier Diaz, Sergio (Shlomo) Slutzky

Script

Malen Azzam, Sergio (Shlomo) Slutzky

Cinematography

Tomer Slutzky, Ezequiel Simone

Editor

Emiliano Serra

Original Language

Spanish, Hebrew

Subtitles

English

Festival Highlights

  • Intersection between the micro and macro, between the national history and family stories, this is the uniqueness, most solid and potent of Slutzky’s work
    Fun Cinema
  • An extremely accomplished documentary narrated with the agility of a suspense film with touches of irony
    La Capital
  • Perón and the Jews” allows to shatter the binary thinking around the figure of Perón
    Solo Fui Al Cine
  • Shocking archival materials…including images from the Pro-Nazi rally in Buenos Aires on October 4, 1938
    Clarin
  • A rich range of testimonies which enables the viewer to reconsider historical events and manipulations that marked a key era in Argentina
    Tiempo Argentino

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