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Saturday, May 9 (Hörsaal/Auditorium 1072)
2.30 pm / 14.30 Uhr

 

LA VERDAD BAJO LA TIERRA. GUATEMALA, EL GENOCIDIO SILENCIADO /
THE TRUTH BENEATH THE GROUND. GUATEMALA, THE SILENCED GENOCIDE

Directors: Eva Vilamala & Miquel Dewever-Plana
Documentary, Color, 60 min.
Guatemala/Spain 2014
Spanish and Mayan with English subtitles

XXX. 2015 Black International Cinema Berlin

In Guatemala, the systematic repression of indigenous people led to a bloody armed conflict from 1960 to 1996, which left more than 200,000 dead, the majority of whom were Mayas. In an environment of fear and threats, the photographer Miquel Dewever-Plana worked for years documenting the exhumation process and gathering testimonies of numerous victims which are now part of the book "The Truth Beneath The Ground. Guatemala, The Silenced Genocide". Years later, he returns to the Mayan communities to deliver this book to those who shared their stories.

XXX. 2015 Black International Cinema Berlin
Directors: Eva Vilamala & Miquel Dewever-Plana

 

In Guatemala führte die systematische Unterdrückung der indigenen Bevölkerung zu einem blutigen bewaffneten Konflikt von 1960 bis 1996, der mehr als 200.000 Tote hinterließ, von denen die meisten Mayas waren. In einem Umfeld der Angst und Bedrohung arbeitete der Fotograf Miquel Dewever-Plana jahrelang an einer Dokumentation des Exhumierungsprozesses und sammelte Zeugnisse der zahlreichen Opfer, die nun Teil des Buches "The Truth Beneath The Ground. Guatemala, The Silenced Genocide" sind. Jahre später kehrt er zu den Maya-Gemeinden zurück, um dieses Buch denjenigen zu überreichen, die ihre Geschichten offenbarten.

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