The Subversives


The Subversives


1 x 52ยด & 70'

Contemporary History, Feature Docs, History
Argentina, Chile, Dictatorship, Human Rights, Spain, Theo Van Boven

Theo van Boven becomes Director of Human Rights for the UN in 1977, where it was impossible to even name a country for gross violations. No bureaucrat, he battles the most repressive regimes of the late 20th century, such as Chile and Argentina and opens the UN door for the first time to “subversive” survivors from across the world. Risking everything, he even takes on the US and the Secretary General.