Raymundo GleyzerRaymundo Gleyzer (September 25, 1941, Buenos Aires - missing since May 27, 1976) was an Argentine political filmmaker. He was abducted as an opponent of the military dictatorship, and most likely murdered.
Born into a Jewish family, Gleyzer became interested in politics and film early on. All his films he put into the service of the fight against social injustice and for the revolution.
He made his first film in the backward northeast of Brazil, where he barely escaped imminent death. In the early 1970s he made a film in Mexico about the so-called "institutionalized revolution" of the PRI ruling party. The film was banned in Argentina at first, but found a lively echo in Mexico among the students. In 1973 he co-founded the Cine de la Base group, which organized demonstrations and discussions with workers (i.e. outside the cinema industry).
His last major film, Los traidores (Traitors), presents his critique of the Peronist political movement, which played an important role back then in Argentina. It shows how union leaders have allied themselves with entrepreneurs, the military and the US to maintain their personal power and enrich themselves.
On May 27, 1976, Gleyzer was abducted and tortured, by a death squad of the military government that had come to power two months earlier, and never seen again. He is thus one of the tens of thousands of "Desaparecidos" (disappeared) of the Argentine military dictatorship, most of which were secretly murdered. Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff created a cartoon dedicated to Gleyzer and the violently "disappeared" people of Latin America. Provided by Wikipedia
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