During 2006, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the military coup of 1976, an Argentine television channel, Telefé, launched a soap that touched on the subject of Human Rights. The two main female characters, Laura and Victoria, were daughters of missing people, one of which was born in captivity while her mother was being held in a clandestine concentration camp. Other characters central to the plot played the roles of military agents of repression and of doctors committed to illegally delivering babies and falsifying birth certificates. The soap is set 30 years after these events and proposed the search of truth and justice within a framework of impunity that was still quite widespread. The program, which aired four days a week, surpassed all expectations and, with a 30-point rating, became the unexpected analyzer of social and subjective representation of Human Rights in the life of the Argentines. This work summarizes theoretical reflection and the fieldwork carried out with university students related to the soap opera. It also includes brief texts written by distinguished university professors who worked on the subject.
Keywords: Filiation Television Soup Opera Human Rights