This colorful and beautiful film comes to us from director Irene Blei with a powerful story. Telling the story of Leticia Veraldi, a teenage girl who goes missing after school one day, after her parents move her from her home to her friends’ home in Cipolletti. One of many stories coming out of Argentina in the 1970’s during a time of political and social unrest.
A fascinating and heart breaking story about one young and vibrant life vanishing tragically, it is a testament to a tragic part of Argentine history not soon to be forgotten.What is unique about A LETTER FROM LETICIA is it’s intricate duality of media- it is half colorful and bright animation, and half stoic documentary. The affect is the in the first half of the film we are pulled into the bright and vibrant world of youthful childhood- and in the second, we are pushed into the harsh black-and-white reality of crimes gone unsolved. Moving and powerful, A LETTER FROM LETICIA is a strong and compelling piece.
Review by Kierston Drier
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|A LETTER FROM LETICIA, 3min., Argentina, Animation
Directed by Irene BleiArgentina, 1976: Leticia Veraldi: was in her 4th year at Colegio Nacional de Vicente Lopez high school in Buenos Aires, when her parents decided to move her to their friend’s house in Cipolletti, Rio Negro, for protection. This letter is one from many the young girl mailed to her former school mates.
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