Mar 1976 - BUENOS AIRES / G U L L I V E R - Pouchulu's parents were not involved in politics; they managed to keep him detached from the pre-revolutionary situation of Argentina (affected by the Cold War and its violent strategies, as most of the world at that time). The day of the silent, though not unexpected coup d'état, Patricio (ten years old) did not go to school and spent the day watching animated movies, including the great "Gulliver's Travels" from 1937 (the five television (state-run channels 2, 7, 9, 11, 13) cancelled all programs). It was an unusual way of spending a day off: enjoying old movies in the black and white TV. Years later, he noticed that Argentina was at times like that strange far country: full of little people. He sympathised with Gulliver, later reading the work of Jonathan Swift.*

* Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) was an Irish satirist, poet, and Anglican cleric. His masterpiece is Gulliver's Travels (1726), a satire on human society; the traveler takes a trip to fantastic imaginary lands.