Film event on the life of Monseñor Gerardi

We have just received notification of this free event next Tuesday at Amnesty International’s Human Rights Centre:

Amnesty International and the Guatemalan Archdiocese’s Office of Human Rights (ODHAG) invite you to see this 90-minute English subtitled film which narrates the life and work Monsignor Juan José Gerardi (1922 – killed in 1998) during the time he ran a diocese in rural El Quiché, a province deeply affected by the 36 year civil war that ended in 1996.  The film also looks at the time he spent in exile in Costa Rica and his work as head of Guatemalan Archdiocese’s Office of Human Rights in compiling the “Guatemala, Never Again” report which documents thousands of human rights violations committed during the civil war. Monsignor Gerardi was assassinated in 1998 by Guatemalan army intelligence operatives, two days after he publicly presented "Guatemala, Never Again".

A Q & A session will follow the screening with Nery Rodenas and Carlos Alarcon from ODHAG.

18:30 on Tue. 21 Sep 2010 at Amnesty International UK, The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA.  Free entry but please book your place at the Amnesty events website.

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Categories: Culture, Video

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