Documentary film by Jenny Hellmann and Regina Mennig.
*Movies That Matter Festival The Hague 2017: Camera Justitia Award*
*Filmfest Biberach 2017: Best Documentary*
Hilario and Catalina are among the most defenseless victims of the military dictatorship in Argentina (1976-83). Both were robbed from their families as babies to prevent them from growing up with their parents’ ideals. Uncovering the past in the trial against their foster parents leads Catalina and Hilario in very different directions. Whereas Catalina presents herself as a co-plaintiff incriminating her "appropriators", Hilario - close to tears - speaks in defense of the "parents of his heart".
Directors Jenny Hellmann and Regina Mennig accompanied Hilario and Catalina for over two years, throughout the troubling times of these lawsuits. The film captures the intensity of human and judicial conflict inside the very courtroom and beyond. "Algo mío" sheds new light on Argentina's history and reveals unknown facets of a national trauma.
Festivals and Screenings
- Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano Havana, 2016
- Movies That Matter Festival The Hague, 2017 *Winner of the Camera Justitia Award*
- Spanish Film Festival Amsterdam, 2017
- Fünf Seen Filmfestival München-Starnberg, 2017
- Biberacher Filmfest, 2017 *Winner in the category best documentary*
- Entwicklungspolitischer Filmherbst Baden-Württemberg 2017
- MIRA Festival de Cine Latinoamericano Independiente Bonn, 2017
- Filmfestival Guelph, Canada, 2018
- Südamerika Filmfestival Ulm, 2018
- Movies That Matter Film Program for Dutch Embassies on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day 2018: screenings in Argentina, Venezuela, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Albania, Macedonia, Dominican Republic, Kosovo, Cyprus
- Filmfestival Cinelatino Stuttgart-Tübingen-Freiburg-Reutlingen, 2019