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Film Websites

Skylight Pictures and Granito
These sites offer news, reviews and information about screenings and related projects. There is also a robust Facebook page here.

Organizations

The Center for Justice and Accountability
This group’s website includes background on the situation in Guatemala, as well as details about Almudena Bernabeu’s prosecution of the genocide case in both English and Spanish.

The National Security Archive: Guatemala Project
The National Security Archive provides access to the actual government documents gathered by Kate Doyle, as well as the Guatemalan military documents used as evidence. There are documents in both English and Spanish.

Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala
This foundation offers information on the methods and findings of forensic anthropologists like Fredy Peccerelli who are working to find and identify the disappeared in Guatemala. Information is available in both Spanish and English.

Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (AHPN)
Gustavo Meoño’s work is chronicled on this website. Information provided includes the history of the project, related legislation and findings. Available only in Spanish. The University of Texas hosts a digital archive of AHPN documents at https://ahpn.lib.utexas.edu/. This site includes background information in English.

Centro Para la Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos
People like Pancho Soto at this Guatemala-based organization defend human rights and have been active in efforts to hold Guatemala’s former dictators accountable for genocide. They are involved in the genocide case against Ríos Montt. The site is in Spanish only.

Fundación Rigoberta Menchú Tum
Rigoberta Menchú’s foundation provides information about her current work in Guatemala and elsewhere, as well as a link to her blog (in Spanish).

Mutual Support Group: Caso Fernando García
This website, in English and Spanish, shares information about Alejandra García’s attempts to hold the perpetrators to account for her father Fernando García’s disappearance in 1984. Statements from Alejandra García are included.

Guatemala and Human Rights

Human Rights Watch
This group’s 2012 report on Guatemala specifically addresses the status of human rights in Guatemala. The site also offers a podcast about Granito at http://www.hrw.org/audio/ 2011/03/16/film-takes-quest-justice-guatemala.

Report of the Commission for Historical Clarification: Guatemala — Memory of Silence
An English translation of the official conclusions of the Commission for Historical Clarification, which was established through the 1994 Oslo Accords to investigate and report impartially on human rights violations that occurred during what the report calls Guatemala’s “three decades of fratricidal war.” The report is made available online by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA)
On its website, this group posts news reports and opportunities for activism, as well as background information on historical injustices and current efforts to support democracy in Guatemala. For additional calls to action on behalf of people seeking social justice in Guatemala, look at the work of the Guatemala Human Rights Commission at www.ghrc-usa.org.

International Center for Transitional Justice
This organization specializes in legal redress for atrocities. It offers news, research, and publications related to the prosecution of those responsible for the genocide in Guatemala.

Facing History and Ourselves
This group aims to use education to combat prejudice and nurture democracy. Its website includes a collection of educator resources for teaching about genocide. It also features an online self-paced workshop, an online version of a study guide for teaching the film The Reckoning, three original film modules created by Skylight Pictures and a variety of other resources related to issues of justice and the International Criminal Court.

Quiet Genocide: Guatemala 1981-1983. (Etelle Higonnet and Marcie Mersky. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2009.) This book reviews the legal and historical case that genocide occurred in Guatemala in 1981-1983. It includes an English translation of the text of the genocide section of a United Nations-sponsored Commission on Historical Clarification in Guatemala (CEH).

Silence on the Mountain: Stories of Terror, Betrayal, and Forgetting in Guatemala. (Daniel Wilkinson. Durham, NC: Duke University Press Books, 2004.) This book chronicles the history of Guatemala's 36-year internal struggle through personal interviews and gripping narratives.





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