Duration of Film: 59 minutes, 56 seconds
Genre of Film: Documentary
Synopsis of Film:
Argentina’s repression (1976 to 1983), infamously known as the ‘Dirty War,’ claimed the lives of 30,000 victims. These victims — kidnapped, tortured, and killed by their own government — are now referred to as the ‘disappeared’. Among them was a young woman named Mabel Damora. In Finding Mabel, an American woman journeys to her parents’ homeland of Argentina to piece together the story of her namesake, Mabel Damora. Through interviews and investigations, she learns about Mabel and contextualizes the dark years that claimed her life and the 30,000 like her. With little more than a photograph and some of her parents’ memories, the jigsaw-like mystery of Mabel’s disappearance begins to take shape. What will she find along the way? Will she find Mabel?
A young woman journeys to her parents’ homeland of Argentina to piece together the disappearance of her namesake, Mabel Damora, one of the 30,000 Disappeared. What will she find along the way? Will she find Mabel?
Name of Director: Eileen Abarrca
Name of Producer: Eileen Abarrca
Language: English Narration, Spanish interviews with English subtitles
Cast: Eileen Abarrca, Patricia Isasa, Ana Maria Careaga