Six Argentine and British war veterans are summoned by director Lola Arias.
The Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM) presents Minefield, project of writer and director Lola Arias that brings together Argentine and British veterans of the Guerra de Malvinas, which was known in the United Kingdom as The Falklands War, to explore what remains in their heads thirty-four years later. In a film set turned into a time machine the ones who fought are teleported into the past to reconstruct their war and aftermath memories.
Lou Armour was on the cover of every newspaper when the Argentines took him prisoner on April 2nd and is now a special needs teacher. Rubén Otero survived the sinking of ARA General Belgrano and has now a Beatles tribute band. David Jackson spent his time at war listening and transcribing radio codes and now listens to other veterans in his psychology practice. Gabriel Sagastume was a soldier who never wanted to shoot and is now a criminal attorney. Sukrim Rai was a Ghurka who knew how to use his knife and works currently as a security guard. Marcelo Vallejo was an aimer for mortar and is now a triathlon champion.
The only thing they have in common is that they are veterans. But what is a veteran; a survivor, a hero, a madman? The project confronts different visions of war bringing together old enemies to tell one single story.
The play was premiered at Brighton Festival in England with great success and toured Germany. In 2016 it opened in Buenos Aires in the Centro de las Artes de la UNSAM (Sanchez de Bustamante 75 -CABA-).