Social Genocide (Memoria del saqueo)
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Social Genocide (Memoria del saqueo)
Activist filmmaker Fernando E. Solanas, best known for his revolutionary documentary La Hora de los Hornos, directed this incisive look at the crippling economic problems that have befallen Argentina and the politicians who engineered them. Memoria del Saqueo focuses on the regime of Carlos Menem, a former ally of Juan Peron who became president of Argentina in 1989. While Menem was elected on a populist platform, he soon launched a program of selling off state-owned utilities and service companies to international investors at bargain prices, with the new owners demanding higher prices for… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Exposes the systematic despoiling of Argentina -- not by a dictator or military junta but by an elected democracy."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Powerful documentary details Argentina's shame."
‑ Angela Baldassarre, Sympatico.ca
"Makes for frequently gripping and unsettling viewing."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Solanas' head of steam tends to detract from the message and makes one appreciate just how good Michael Moore is at what he does."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"Solanas still attacks his subject with the same verve and intelligence that distinguished its famous predecessor."
‑ Jason Anderson, Globe and Mail
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