Penn State Berks Global Oscars presents ‘Argentina, 1985’ on Dec. 5

A promotional image for Argentina 1985

A promotional image for the film "Argentina 1985."

Credit: Provided / Argentina, 1985

WYOMISSING, Pa. — As part of the "Global Oscars Comes to Berks" series, Penn State Berks will present the film “Argentina, 1985” at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in room 5 of the Luerssen Science Building. The presentation is free and open to the public.

"Argentina, 1985," an Argentine film directed by Santiago Mitre, follows the Trial of the Juntas, the 1985 trial of members of the military government that ruled Argentina under the National Reorganization Process. The film is told from the perspective of the prosecutors Julio César Strassera and Luis Moreno Ocampo.

The film premiered at the 79th Venice International Film in 2022 where it won the FIPRESCI Award. Additionally, it won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and received an Academy Award nomination for Best International Feature Film.

The "Global Oscars Comes to Berks" series traditionally shows four of the year’s five finalists for Best Foreign Language / Best International Film Award at the Academy Awards. This year, however, the Global Studies Program will show four of the most popular and well-received films of the nearly 40 films showcased this past decade, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the film series.

The Global Oscars Series is presented by the Penn State Berks global studies baccalaureate degree program and the division of humanities, arts, and social sciences. For more information, contact Kirk Shaffer, professor of Latin American studies, at 610-396-6258, or via email at [email protected].

About the Penn State Berks Global Studies degree program

The bachelor of arts in global studies program offered by Penn State Berks is designed for students who are interested in a liberal arts degree with a concentration in global studies. Students engage in active and collaborative classroom experiences in addition to intensive study abroad and internships. Graduates are well-prepared for employment in a wide range of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, industries and businesses.