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Golden Globes Award Feature Drama “Argentina, 1985” About the Prosecution of Military Dictatorship

HeadlineJan 11, 2023

In entertainment news, the Golden Globes were awarded Tuesday night. The night’s MC, comedian Jerrod Carmichael, kicked off the ceremony by going after racism in Hollywood.

Jerrod Carmichael: “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association — which I won’t say they were a racist organization, but they didn’t have a single Black member until George Floyd died. So, do with that information what you will.”

He started off the evening by saying, “I am here because I am Black.” Golden Globe winners included “Argentina, 1985,” which won for Best Motion Picture in a Non-English Language. The film is about Argentina’s Trial of the Juntas, the civilian court that prosecuted Argentina’s former military leaders for brutal crimes committed during the U.S.-backed right-wing military dictatorship from 1976 to 1983. The film is based in part on the story of Luis Moreno Ocampo, who prosecuted the Argentine generals and later became the first prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Luis Moreno Ocampo spoke to Democracy Now! earlier this week.

Luis Moreno Ocampo: “Basically, the impact of the junta trial was not just unveil the crimes committed by dictators, was transforming democracy. People feel democracy is: ’It’s my system. I will protect it.’ And that’s why the film, Santiago Mitre’s film, is so important, because 40 years later the new generations, the young kids, are learning about this through the movie. So, as a prosecutor, I had to prevent future crimes. And Santiago Mitre is doing that 40 years later.”

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