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La Isla- Archives of a Tragedy

A documentary about the thousands of people that were abducted, killed and tortured during the 1980s civil war in Guatemala. Directed by Uli Stelzner.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
James Bridges Theater
Melnitz Hall 1409
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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. Aided by an extraordinary visual and emotional interaction, the film traces the story of a tragedy and finds prove for inconceivable atrocities committed by police, army and businessmen, supported by the CIA during several decades. It is also a movie about a young generation of archive workers, willing to free a society from the stranglehold of its own history.

In Spanish with English Subtitles

Followed by a Q&A with:
Uli Stelzner, Film Director (Via Skype)
Kevin Terraciano, Interim Director UCLA Latin American Institute
Beatriz Cortez, Professor, CSUN Central American Studies Program



Parking Information: The closest parking lot is Structure #3. Visitors may purchase daily parking permits (Currently $10) by stopping at the Information & Parking booths or by using a "Pay by Space" pay station. The closest information booth to Structure #3 is located on Hilgard and Westholme Ave. To use a Parking Pay Station : Simply drive to a self-service Pay Station location (there is one located in Structure #3). Please read the posted signs and screen prompts for Pay by Space. Pay Stations allow you to select the time you need to spend on campus and pay accordingly (all-day passes can also be purchased).

Cost : Free and open to the public


Download file: Laislaflyer-fk-rdn.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, UCLA International Institute, CSUN Central American Studies Program

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