“ARA San Juan: The Submarine that Disappeared” (2024). Documentary on Netflix

ARA San Juan: The Submarine that Disappeared is a documentary directed by Mauricio Albornoz Iniesta.

In 2017, a submarine departing from Mar de Plata arrived in Ushuaia and, once in open sea, completed some patrol exercises. It was the most important exercise in thirty years for an Argentine submarine.

A sound, resembling an explosion, was heard. There was a fire and the submarine submerged. It never returned or emitted any signals again.

The oxygen in a submarine lasts for about 7 days, which can be extended to 12.

The Argentine government stopped searching for survivors after 14 days.

About the documentary

A necessary documentary about an event that shook the entire country: families demanded explanations and the causes of the disappearance were not clear: was something being hidden? Was another submarine involved? Speculations multiplied and the Government could not silence the crowds or the media, which echoed the news and increased the questions.

“ARA San Juan: The Submarine that Disappeared” offers the perspective of both sides, the victims and those in charge, explanations from experts, and shows all sides of a dark case in which something must have happened and that no one understands based on the facts.

What happened to the submarine?

A good, precise documentary that analyzes the events seriously and tries not to leave any point of view unexplored, behaving like a good documentary by presenting the facts objectively.

Where to Watch “ARA San Juan: The Submarine that Disappeared”


Alice Lange
Alice Lange
Alice Lange is passionate about music. She has been part of several groups in the production side and has now decided to bring her experience to the field of journalism. She also reviews movies and television and participates in various events.
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