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Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Allen Hall, 221 1020 University Street, Eugene, OR

This screening of the documentary film Keep Your Eyes on Guatemala by Gabriela Martínez, associate professor in the UO’s School of Journalism and Communication, tells the story of the Guatemalan National Police archives and its intertwinement with the complexities of past human rights abuses. It showcases the dramatic effects the archives have had on specific individuals, and present-day efforts to preserve collective memories and bring justice and reconciliation to the country. The film features interviews with victims, relatives, human rights activists, lawyers, archivists, and forensic anthropologists whose combined efforts shed light on the tragic history of Guatemala but also offer hope for the future. The film trailer can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9IVxfTeQMU.

The screening is part of the "From Silence to Memory: Archives and Human Rights in Guatemala and Beyond" symposium.

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