Guatemala - Germany 2009 85'
Guatemala at the end of the 20th century – army and police kill and abduct hundreds and thousands of people. But the unprecedented genocide in America’s modern History goes unpunished. To this day a system of terror and impunity relies on silence being kept and the lack of evidence.
But in July 2005 a huge explosion in the Guatemalan capital leads to the discovery of the historic archive of Guatemala's National Police. On the grounds of today’s Police Academy used to be located the Island, the secret prison of notorious Policia Nacional squads. And here millions of documents appeared. The film traces the story of a tragedy and finds prove for inconceivable atrocities committed by police and army, supported by the CIA during several decades.
This film will screen in the Anella Cultural (Cultural Ring) circuit.
There will be a debate after the screening with director Uli Stelzner and the vicepresident of Arxivers sense Fronteres Ricard Ibarra.
Executive producer: Uli Stelzner, Zoran Solomun i Elke Benz
Screenplay: Uli Stelzner
Director of photography: Guillermo Escalón
Editing: Alina Teodorescu
Sound: Eduardo Caceres
Music: Nim Alae, Paulo Alvarado
Production company: Ohne Gepäck Filmproduktion i Iskacine
Distribution: Iskacine and Ohne Gepäck Filmproduktion
Original language: Spanish, English and German