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Film Screening of Burden of Peace (Guatemala 2015, documentary)

Wed. Sept. 21 at 4pm

Textor 102

FREE and Open to the Public

Burden of Peace tells the impressive story of Claudia Paz y Paz, the first woman to lead the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Guatemala. Claudia starts a frontal attack against corruption, drug gangs and impunity and does what everyone had hitherto held to be impossible: she arrests former dictator Efraín Rios Montt on charges of genocide. His conviction becomes the first conviction of a former head of state for genocide in a national court in the world history. Since her first year in office, Claudia gave access to filmmakers of Framewerk, Joey Boink and Sander Wirken. It resulted in an intimate glimpse into her life. (

Trailer: (Rated PG-13)


Sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and the Office of International Programs at Ithaca College.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Enrique Gonzalez-Conty at or (607) 274-7044. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival at Ithaca College presents: Burden of Peace on Wed. Sept. 21 (Free) | 0 Comments |
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