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The Resource A right to justice, a Witness production ; written and produced by Haim Samuels and Alexandra Posada in collaboration with Jesús Tecú Osorio, (electronic resource)

A right to justice, a Witness production ; written and produced by Haim Samuels and Alexandra Posada in collaboration with Jesús Tecú Osorio, (electronic resource)

Label
A right to justice
Title
A right to justice
Statement of responsibility
a Witness production ; written and produced by Haim Samuels and Alexandra Posada in collaboration with Jesús Tecú Osorio
Contributor
Narrator
Production company
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
On March 13, 1982, 177 women and children from the village of Río Negro, Rabinal were tortured, raped, and massacred by the Guatemalan army and army-led civil patrol groups. The terror suffered by the Mayan inhabitants of this village was not isolated. Río Negro was one of the 440 villages that were razed and destroyed during the Guatemalan government's counter-insurgency campaign. Jesus Tecú Osorio, the WITNESS partner who shot the footage in A Right to Justice, survived and witnessed, along with 17 other children, the massacre of his family and fellow villagers when he was 11 years old. All of the 18 children who survived were enslaved as servants in the houses of the patrolmen that had murdered their families and friends. Jesus Tecú's story is one of unimaginable pain and injustice, as is the story of the countless victims and survivors that lost a relative from amongst the 5,000 Mayans in the Rabinal area alone who were massacred in the 1981-1982 campaign of terror. The governments of Rios Montt and Lucas García supervised and directed the army's genocidal campaigns. The Guatemalan army not only perpetrated the massacres, it also forced civil patrolmen to enlist and slaughter their fellow villagers. Yet Rios Montt, Lucas García, and all other high-ranking officials that participated in the campaign have enjoyed total impunity and still hold high government posts. The village of Río Negro, and the area of Rabinal in general, was specifically targeted in the military's counterinsurgency campaign because it was located in the future Chixoy Hydroelectric Dam basin and the inhabitants of Río Negro refused to leave their ancestral lands. The World Bank (WB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) were responsible for the supervision of the compensation and resettlement programs which were never complied with; instead, the WB and the IADB continually financed a project that was not only costing hundreds of millions of dollars, but thousands of lives, directly and indirectly
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English and Spanish with English subtitles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Samuels, Haim
  • Posada, Alexandra
  • Tecú Osorio, Jesús
  • Posada, Juan Carlos
  • Witness Films, Inc
  • Witness (Project)
Runtime
10
Series statement
Human rights cases online video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genocide
  • War crime trials
  • Mayas
  • Guatemala
Target audience
adult
Label
A right to justice, a Witness production ; written and produced by Haim Samuels and Alexandra Posada in collaboration with Jesús Tecú Osorio, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HURI;2662512
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 14, 2014)
Control code
ASP2662512/huri
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (10 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a228482
  • (OCoLC)893212810
Video recording format
other
Label
A right to justice, a Witness production ; written and produced by Haim Samuels and Alexandra Posada in collaboration with Jesús Tecú Osorio, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HURI;2662512
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 14, 2014)
Control code
ASP2662512/huri
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (10 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a228482
  • (OCoLC)893212810
Video recording format
other

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