Buscando al comandante Andresito

Documentary 2012 48 min

Who was the aboriginal Commander Andresito Guacurarí y Artigas, why did the Rioplatense caudillo José Gervasio Artigas adopt this Guaraní as his son and gave him his surname? Is it true that Andresito was a great warrior in the years after the May Revolution and that he defended and saved the coastal territories from the armies of the Portuguese empire? Is it true that he was a "Guarani Spartacus" who freed Indian slaves? Why did the Official Argentine History "forget" to tell us about this character? The singer-songwriter Víctor Heredia takes to the roads of the Argentinean coast, Brazil and Uruguay in search of answers to all these questions, in this documentary that has already participated in some twenty international film festivals.

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Who was the aboriginal Commander Andresito Guacurarí y Artigas, why did the Rioplatense caudillo José Gervasio Artigas adopt this Guaraní as his son and gave him his surname? Is it true that Andresito was a great warrior in the years after the May Revolution and that he defended and saved the coastal territories from the armies of the Portuguese empire? Is it true that he was a "Guarani Spartacus" who freed Indian slaves? Why did the Official Argentine History "forget" to tell us about this character? The singer-songwriter Víctor Heredia takes to the roads of the Argentinean coast, Brazil and Uruguay in search of answers to all these questions, in this documentary that has already participated in some twenty international film festivals.
¿Quién fue el Comandante aborigen Andresito Guacurarí y Artigas?, ¿Por qué el caudillo rioplatense José Gervasio Artigas adoptó a este guaraní como su hijo y le dio su apellido?, ¿Es verdad que Andresito fue un gran guerreo en los años posteriores a la Revolución de Mayo y que defendió y salvó de los ejércitos del imperio de Portugal los territorios del litoral?, ¿Es cierto que fue un “Espartaco Guaraní” que libertaba esclavos indios?, ¿Por qué causas la Historia Oficial argentina “se olvidó” de contarnos sobre este personaje?... El cantautor Víctor Heredia se lanza a las rutas del litoral argentino, del Brasil y el Uruguay a buscarle respuestas a todas estas preguntas, en este documental que ha participado ya en una veintena de festivales internacionales de cine.
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Title:

Buscando al comandante Andresito

Director:

Camilo Gómez Montero

Cast:

Documental con intervenciones de Víctor Heredia y Norberto Galasso

Duration:

48 minutes

Year:

2012

Country:

Argentina