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Masculum Gymnasium

The Gymnasium is an experimental public school dependent on the University of Tucuman, in the north of Argentina. The school was founded in 1948 and since then admits only males among its students. Another characteristic of the school is the annual camp, an obliatory subject to approve the school year. The 500 students participate during 10 days of a retreat in an isolated place and self-managed, without the presence of adults, a camp in the middle of the nature. The camp is part of the tradition and works as a baptism and initiation that marks for the novice. The objective of strengthening the group spirit that unites the students of the school in a great brotherhood and confraternity.
In the year 2018, forced by the Argentine education law that prohibits unisex schools, women are going to enter school. This is then the last camp without women in the history of the Gimnasium. A break in the history of the school resisted by the educational community but that accompanies the national demand in Argentina regarding the place of women in society. Tucuman is, in fact, one of the provinces with the most femicides. In that region of northern Argentina, Marita Verón disappeared, the most emblematic case of the fight against trafficking in women.

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The Gymnasium of Tucumán exists since 1949. It was the last public school in Argentina with only male students.In the wall, the inscriptions "putos" means "gays".

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The camp is mandatory. The last one without women was held in Potreros de las Tablas, on the mountain of Tucumán. First-year newbies in the river after the baptism.

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There are days of competitions in which children participate in different games. One of them is to recreate pornographic movies.

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The gymnasium is one of the few schools that implemented the system of self-discipline and tutorials in teaching. No presentism is taken and there are almost no preceptors.

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Julian exhausted in the mud fight.

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One of the games brings into play a mysterious character that appears from time to time. It is called the "Zorro". The last day a scheduled occurrence occurs. Students who do not respect distance for that game are shown in example to avoid other traps.

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Los estudiantes se reúnen todos los días en asamblea para garantizar el buen funcionamiento del campamento. Tres adultos se quedan en una tienda de campaña en un sitio cercano por prevención en caso de que suceda un accidente.

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Among the students of the last grade, a "fox" (el Zorro")and four skunks are chosen that will have to be discovered by the rest of the students. It is a game that contains a certain degree of violence since the foxes appear and the students must trap them to "peel them".

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As every year since the beginning of the camp, every night, a stove is organized with various activities and school stories. This is the last camp without girls of the Gymnasium school in Tucumán.

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The "Harry Potter" challenge. During the camp a blacklist circulates with the names of the most appreciated students of each class. At some point, these students are removed and taken to a hidden place and subjected to "acting", a kind of initiation test.

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Annual camp of the Gymnasium UNT school. Reunion and assembly to organise the camp. There is no adult permitted during the camp.

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Choreography of two students. The theme of homosexuality is not taboo between students.

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The youngest students are 10 years old. The camp is a very big challenge for them but they can rely on the help of the elders.

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A young boy, one of the black List after the "performance". Being blacklisted is an honor that belongs to few.... "> (+)

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Tobias

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Simon

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Lucas (Pachuririto)

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Augusto

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Pedro

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Augusto

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