‘La isla – Archives of a Tragedy’

'La Isla' poster

“From behind protective masks, almost two hundred, mostly young people
look through and clean stacks upon stacks of papers and documents at
long tables in a cold and run down building in Guatemala City. The
mountains of folders are one of the most unbelievable findings in Latin
American history.”

We have touched on here about the discovery of the police archives
following a large explosion which revealed these archives despite the
state’s assurance that they did not exist. The filmmaker, Uli Stelzner,
has made a film called ‘La isla – Archives of a Tragedy’ to tell the
story of the archives and the work being carried out to uncover the
truth about the brutality endured by the Guatemalan people. The film had
its premiere in Guatemala City recently.

There’s more on Uli’s iskacine website, and
there is this article,
in Spanish, from Alesia Martínez. I must admit not knowing about
periodimohumano but it certainly appears a site worth knowing.

‘La isla’ is a film that is eagerly awaited here in the UK. In the
meantime, you can view the trailer here:


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