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Rita Dove

Long after Evita Perón was embalmed and secretly buried under a fictitious name in Milan, the former First Lady of Argentina was again catapulted to fame after Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical. A few years later, Alan Parker's movie adaptation of the same would contribute the necessary ingredients to transform a historical character into a Hollywood fantasy of mythical proportions. But the complexity of the circumstances surrounding her life, her quest for glory, and her tragic ending deserved a more realistic approach. That is precisely what Eduardo Montes-Bradley accomplished with his outstanding portrait of the legendary woman. "Evita," the documentary, unveils the genuine and ambiguous nature of the young actress that ruled -with an iron fist- the lives of millions. Over three thousand photographs, hundreds of hours of archival footage, and recordings produced by the Peronist propaganda machine half a century ago were unearthed and meticulously investigated to bring this dynamic, larger-than-life protagonist back to life. "Evita," by Eduardo Montes-Bradley, spares no conflict nor softens the sharp edges of a questionable life, placing the unfeigned character back in her actual dimension. HD | 60 minutes. English. Available from Kanopy Streaming and Alexander Street Press.

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