Narcisa Hirsch was a formative figure in the development of experimental film in Argentina. “Narcisa Hirsch, the Goethe Group, and Argentine Experimental Cinema during the Dirty War” will focus particular attention on her work with an informal collective of filmmakers who screened their work at the Goethe Institute in Buenos Aires during the “Dirty War” dictatorship.

Federico Windhausen is a film scholar whose research areas include Latin American cinema (with an emphasis on Argentina) and experimental practices in film, video, and new media. In 2013, he programmed screenings of the work of German-Argentine filmmaker Narcisa Hirsch for the Toronto International Film Festival’s Free Screen series. In 2014, he will curate the first Oberhausen Seminar, a project by the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, LUX (London), and the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (New York). Windhausen’s writing has been published in such journals as October, Hitchcock Annual, Grey Room, Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Moving Image, MIRAJ: Moving Image Review & Art Journal, Millennium Film Journal, and Senses of Cinema.