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Film: The Echo of Pain of the Many

May 8, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Guatemala suffered the effects of a horrific Civil War in the years 1960-96, during which time 160,000 people were killed, and 40,000 ‘disappeared.’ Thousands were forced into political exile. One of these was the artist and film-maker Ana Lucia Cuevas. Her brother, Carlos had been abducted in 1984 by the government of the dictator Mejia Victores and his wife, Rosario, and their 2-year old son were tortured and murdered the following year.

Institute for Policy Studies and National Security Archives invite you to the screening of The Echo of Pain of the Many, by director Ana Lucia, after returning to Guatemala to seek evidence of Carlos’ abduction and his wife Rosario’s assassination and discovering the stories of other the survivors.

The Echo of Pain of the Many depicts those mothers, daughters, sisters … the families of the ‘disappeared,’ whose courage and commitment to justice for their loved ones is deeply moving. Following the film After the film will be a panel featuring the film director, Ana Lucia Cuevas.

Post screening panelists:

  • Ana Lucia Cuevas, Director of the film
  • Iduvina Hernandez, Guatemalan journalist and human rights defender
  • Amnesty International representative, TBD
  • National Security Archive representative, TBD

IPS Associate Fellow Manuel Pérez-Rocha will moderate the discussion and Q&A period.

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May 8, 2012
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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