Social Genocide

A FILM BY Fernando Solanas

Solanas is so close to the story of his countrys plundering that he took six bullets for it...
-Jim Slotek, TORONTO SUN
Makes for frequently gripping and unsettling viewing.
-Geoff Pevere, TORONTO STAR
Solanas attacks his subject with verve and intelligence.
-Jason Anderson, GLOBE & MAIL
Social Genocide exposes the systematic despoiling of Argentina -- not by a dictator or military junta but by an elected democracy... Solanas presents an illustrated history of how, in an astoundingly short time, leaders of the country sold off its inheritance, privatized its profits, nationalized its debts and drove much of the population of this once-rich nation into abject poverty.
-Ronnie Scheib, VARIETY


Having survived a political assassination attempt in 1991, Director Fernando Solenas attacks his subject relentlessly and isn't afraid to name names and point fingers. Of the country's current $170-billion debt, Solenas estimates $10 billion ended up in the pockets of crooked politicians. This is 2005's The Take with sleeves rolled up, ready to fight.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: Spanish
Genre: Documentary, World Cinema
Running Time: 120 min.
Year: 2004


Fernando Solanas