Please join the War Crimes Research Office of American University Washington College of Law, the Benjamin Ferencz International Justice Initiative of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center of the Department of Homeland Security for a screening of Finding Oscar on November 8.
In 1982 during Guatemala’s brutal civil war, an elite group of soldiers invaded the village of Dos Erres and slaughtered more than 200 men, women and children. Two small boys survived and were raised by two of the commandos involved in the massacre. The Dos Erres massacre was one of over six hundreds documented massacres committed during a genocidal campaign by the Guatemalan military. Finding Oscar is a documentary that tells the stories of victims and survivors, and their tireless efforts to seek justice.
A panel discussion will follow the screening featuring:
· Fredy Peccerelli, Director, Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation;
· Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst, National Security Archive; and
· Jon Longo, Special Agent, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The discussion will be moderated by Susana SáCouto, Director, War Crimes Research Office, American University Washington College of Law. Opening remarks will be delivered by Anna Cave, Director, Ferencz International Justice Initiative of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Lisa Koven, Chief, Human Rights Law Section, Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
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