Argentine troops marched into the Falklands on 2nd April 1982. The invasion unleashed a seventy-four day war in which 255 Britons and 655 Argentineans would be killed. This two hour documentary tells the Falklanders' own story, revealing was it was like to live under a brutal military occupation. The men and women who lived through the war tell their stories of curfew, arrest, deportation and resistance.
The documentary features a detailed appraisal of the political situation that preceded the war, as the islanders themselves discuss the heated international climate of the 1980s. Unique video footage shot clandestinely by the Falklanders sits alongside extensive archival footage of the occupation shot by the Argentine news cameraman Eduardo Rotondo.
The documentary looks at how the dramatic events of 1982 have altered the landscape we see on the islands today. The Falklands are now scattered with minefields; they lie in dangerous areas shut off with barbed wire. The documentary also outlines the exuberant moment of liberation, and deal with the happenings and unanswered questions of the post war period.
Tags: falkland, islands, falklands, war, 1982, port, stanley, goose, green, royal, marines, royal, navy, margaret, thatcher, john, nott, rex, hunt, argentina, islas, malvinas, leopoldo, galtieri, jorge, anaya, documentary, 2007
Location: Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (load item map)
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