Veteran Argentine filmmaker Fernando Solanas, who will receive an Honorary Golden Bear at next month's Berlinale, will be presenting his new documentary La Memoria Del Saqueo as the opening film for this year's Fribourg International Film Festival (March 21-28).

According to the festival organisers, Solanas' film will be complemented by a selection of independent Argentine documentaries which also explore the reasons for the crisis in Argentina in December 2001.

This year's retrospective of more than 40 documentaries and feature films will be dedicated to the cinematographies of the Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Uzbekistan, Tazhikistan and Turkmenistan with such films as Tolomouch Okeev's Bakajdyn Zajyty, Aktan Arym Kubat's Maimil, Yousoup Razykov's Ortok Boykenjaev and Mourad Aliev's Notch Zheltogo Bika.