This video is dedicated to a great little country – Uruguay.
Throughout most of its history, it’s been a progressive, democratic and fair society. During the 1970’s and for a span of 11 years it went through a period of military dictatorship and the suppression of civil rights while fighting an urban guerrilla movement “Tupamaros” ; returning in 1984 to a full democracy
Despite being one of the smallest countries in South America, it has carved its name in the soccer world forever. Twice World Soccer champion, most recently America’s Cup champion for the 15th time.
I hope you enjoy this retro journey,
Elements used in this production
Photography: all @ http://www.flickr.com – Eduardo Amorin; Ivan Bustamante; Leo Bar
Film Clips: Young Uruguay, Julien Bryan :: http://www.archive.org
Music: Mi Padre, El Compañero. Album: Yo Nací En Montevideo, Quintin Cabrera
Special thanks: LIFE Magazine
For more information see :: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Uruguay