Direction : Cécile and Alice Verstraeten
Duration : 49 minutes
O.V. spanish
S.V. french / english
© 2009



In Argentina, between 1976 and 1983, the military dictatorship was responsible for the  ‘disappearance’ of 30,000 people. Victor Basterra is one of the few who survived the regime’s biggest secret concentration camp, the ESMA. After surviving six months of torture, he agreed to produce false identity papers for his torturers. This included taking passport photos of them. During the subsequent three years of his imprisonment he managed to hide some of the photos. Since the re-establishment of democracy, these photos have become vital evidence for the prosecution of the military and their accomplices. Victor has become a key witness. In this film he retells his period of imprisonment and resistance. His memories constitute a living archive.

Data Sheet

  • Script and direction : Cécile et Alice Verstraeten
  • Image : Virginie Surdej
  • Sound : Romain de Gueltzl
  • Editing : France Duez
  • Mixing : Philippe Baudhuin
  • Production manager : Véronique Marit
  • Associate producers : Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  • Production : Dérives


Produced with assistance from the "Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Communauté française de Belgique", the "Télédistributeurs wallons", and the "Région Wallonne".

This film received the "Fonds d’Aide à l’Innovation Audiovisuelle du Centre National de la Cinématographie".

Withe the support of the "Communauté Française Wallonie-Bruxelles" and the "Loterie Nationale".

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