Unit 6 Memory is a Verb

Focus on concluding activities: activist art, collective memory, healing from trauma, legacy of the Dirty War, political cartoons, street art

Teacher Instructions

Student Activities

Extra Resources




H.I.J.O.S. Capital
Hijos e hijas por la identidad y la justicia contra el olvido y el silencio



Film about a 15-year-old girl who finds out that her parents are not really her biological parents

With English subtitles
Rotten Tomatoes

Children of the Disappeared on Vimeo

Photographs of the children of the disappeared are paired with poetry readings by Alicia Partnoy, a DW survivor

El Tiempo Suspendido – Trailer

One Woman’s Quest to Move On From Argentina’s Dirty War


“Looking back would imply living in the past as if it were the present…and that’s something that I can’t wrap my head around. What’s done is done, the rest is up to you.”

Laura Bonaparte, El Tiempo Suspendido

“In response to the Dirty War, the environment of fear, and lack of free speech, street art,”became a public voice, and in the decades that followed, it has continued to be part of an activist culture of art.”

Allison Mier (2013)