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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Haunted Land (about Guatemala) video - April 3rd @ 7 pm

HAUNTED LAND, a documentary by Mary Ellen Davis.

Montreal documentary filmmaker Mary Ellen Davis returned with Mateo
Pablo to his homeland of Guatemala to witness the exhumation of the graves
of his family and neighbours murdered by the army in 1982.

Join Mary Ellen Davis and Mateo Pablo for the Ottawa Premier,
Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 PM in the National Archives Auditorium, 395
Wellington Street. Tickets are $5. Multilingual with English subtitles

Two paths cross on a descent into Guatemala's past: that of Mateo
Pablo, a Maya survivor of one of many massacres committed by local
government troops, and Daniel Hernández-Salazar, a concerned Guatemalan
artist and photographer. Together they travel to a remote site in the
highlands where the community of Petanac once stood. The bones found there
by archaeologists tell a mute story of agony.

"The Haunted Land" was filmed in Guatemala during the exhumations of
the victims of the Petanac massacre, an atrocity committed by the
Guatemalan army on July 14, 1982. More than 200,000 people were killed or
disappeared in Guatemala from 1960 to 1996. The vast majority of the
victims were Mayas, and of the 669 massacres documented during this
period, 626 have been blamed on the Guatemalan government, which was
supported by the American government. Those responsible for these
crimes against humanity have never been brought to justice and some are
still in power. General Rios Montt, who was head of state during the
massacre of Petanac, is today head of the Guatemalan Congress. This
documentary belongs to a current of activism against impunity in Guatemala
and worldwide.


  Len Bush
  National Representative
  National Union of Public and General Employees
  15 Auriga Drive, Nepean, ON, Canada, K2E 1B7
  (613) 228-9800  /  (613) 228-9801 (fax)  
  lbush@nupge.ca  /  www.nupge.ca

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