A documentary about the thousands of people that were abducted, killed and tortured during the 1980s civil war in Guatemala. Directed by Uli Stelzner.
in July 2005 a huge explosion in the Guatemalan capital leads to the discovery of the historic archive of Guatemala's National Police. On the grounds of today’s Police Academy used to be located the Island, the secret prison of notorious Policia Nacional squads. And here millions of documents appeared. Aided by an extraordinary visual and emotional interaction, the film traces the story of a tragedy and finds prove for inconceivable atrocities committed by police, army and businessmen, supported by the CIA during several decades. It is also a movie about a young generation of archive workers, willing to free a society from the stranglehold of its own history.
In Spanish with English Subtitles
Followed by a Q&A with:
Uli Stelzner, Film Director (Via Skype)
Kevin Terraciano, Interim Director UCLA Latin American Institute
Beatriz Cortez, Professor, CSUN Central American Studies Program
Cost: Free and open to the public
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