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No Full Stop

(Doc. 52 min. DVD/DVCam, 2011)
  • Produced and directed by: Shlomo Slutzky
  • Co-Produced by: Yehuda Bitton, Ruth Dawni Dror & Demian Burak
  • Written by: Alejandra Marino & Shlomo Slutzky
  • Sponsored by: Israel Channel One, INCAA Argentina
  • Language: Spanish and Hebrew with English subtitles

Synopsis

Israeli journalist Shlomo Slutzky, returns home to Argentina to cover the trial of General Menéndez, charged with mass murders during the 1970's dictatorship. The professional reporting assignment for Israeli television soon leads Shlomo on a personal journey through Argentina, Spain and Israel, re-tracing the footsteps of his old friends from the Jewish movement. Friends who in 1976 chose to join the guerrilla forces while Shlomo chose to immigrate to Israel. Many of these friends were imprisoned, tortured and killed. Shlomo survived.


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Awards

  • The Phoenix Award – Warsaw Jewish Motifs Film Festival, Poland, 2013

Festivals

  • Santiago International Human Rights Festival, Chile, 2013
  • Rio De Janeiro New Jewish Cultural Center, 2013
  • Auditorio Haroldo Conti, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013
  • La Moneda Cinematheque, Chile, 2013
  • Sao Paulo Jewish Film Festival, Brazil, 2013
  • Jewish Motifs Film Festival, Poland, 2013
  • Argentina International Jewish Film Festival, 2012
  • The 14th International Human Rights Film Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012
  • FICIP Buenos Aires International Festival of Political Films, Argentina, 2012
  • Derechos International Film Festival of Human Rights Films, Argentina, 2012
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Politico, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012
  • The Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, 2011

Educational

  • Eiezer Max School in Rio De Janeiro
  • University of Maryland
  • Library of Congress
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Columbia University
  • University of Florida
  • Harvard University
  • Hebrew University

Press and Links

Problems That Leftists Have
Ofer Matan, Maariv, Jan 12, 2012

When Argentinean Jews who fought against the military dictatorship had to make a choice between their loyalty to the cause or to Israel, filmmaker Shlomo Slutsky chose Israel.

32 years later he returns home to make a film about the friends who stayed behind.

Filmmaker Shlomo Slutsky’s account of his return to Argentina, and his conversations with old friends, make this film not only moving, but of historical importance as well.


Another Identity
Gili Izikovitch, Haaretz, Jan 15, 2012

Filmmaker and journalist Shlomo Slutsky’s life might have been very different if he had not moved to Israel, joined a kibbutz, served in the Israeli army and raised a family here. NO FULL STOP is a film about the life he could have had. It is the life that many of his friends did have as they stayed behind in Argentina during the dictatorship.

Questions that the film raises include pitting Judaism against a secular political identity, betrayal of ideas vs. the betrayl of friends. Does your conscience lead you away from your childhood friends or take you away from your religion.

 
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