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Killer's Paradise

A film by Giselle Portenier, Guatemala/Canada, 2007.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
James Bridges Theater
1409 Melnitz Hall
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Screening and Discussion with Giselle Portenier.

Since 1999 more than two thousand women have been murdered in Guatemala, with the numbers escalating every year. Yet, lawmakers and government officials continue to turn a blind eye. Powerful and uncompromising, Killer's Paradise uncovers one of the most emotionally-wrenching hidden human rights abuses taking place, while exposing the impunity allowed by an inept judicial system. With its history of almost four decades of civil war, Guatemala is a troubled society but it can also be seen as a microcosm of the pervasive violence and injustice against women that exists in the world today.


This film is part of the UCLA International Institute's International Human Rights Film Series. Learn more at


Download file: International-Human-Rights-Film-Series-Poster.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, UCLA International Institute

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