[Tour of prospective relocation site for Rio Negro residents / Religious ceremony / Rally in Panzós]

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  •  Footage date-stamped 8 May 1997 and 9 May 1997 from a tour of farmland near Pasmolon, Alta Verapaz, offered to the survivors of the Rio Negro massacre now living in Rabinal. This camera follows two representatives from the community as they inspect the prospective farm where their community will relocate. They are led by several men, including an agricultural engineer who provides them with technical information about the land and recommends that they relocate there. There is an extensive tour of the fields, the mountain side, and the rivers of the Guatemalan countryside. Note: this land was ultimately refused by Rio Negro residents and they did not relocate here. 
  •  Footage date-stamped 28 May 1997 from an unidentified communal gathering followed by a religious service. The sound and the lighting are poor. 
  •  Footage date stamped 29 May 1997 CU people watching and lining up to sign or give their thumbprint to a petition. LS pan of people in a public area in front of municipal building in Panzós, Alta Verapaz. Cut to beginning of a protest march. People line up holding banners, including ones that read "La Paz No Se Construye Sobre Los Cementarios Clandestinos, Violaciones, Torturas Ni Intimidaciones ["Peace is not built on clandestine cemeteries, rape, torture, and intimidation"]" and "Nuestra Resistencia y Lucha Por Una Guatemala Nueva Con Justicia Social Continua." Various shots of people marching holding banners and handmade posters, women waving, people chanting. A man gives a speech into a megaphone as he marches (not translated or logged). The march ends in front of the municipal building. Various shots, including high-angle shots from roof of building, of people cheering and speeches. Shots of numerous slogans that have been spray-painted on buildings demanding compliance with peace agreements.
     
 
 
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Title:[Tour of prospective relocation site for Rio Negro residents / Religious ceremony / Rally in Panzós]
Abstract:Footage date-stamped 8 May 1997 and 9 May 1997 from a tour of farmland near Pasmolon, Alta Verapaz, offered to the survivors of the Rio Negro massacre now living in Rabinal. Footage date-stamped 28 May 1997 from an unidentified communal gathering followed by a religious service. Footage date stamped 29 May 1997 CU people watching and lining up to sign or give their thumbprint to a petition.
Sequence:1 of 1
Alternative Title:[Finca Tactic Mauchayan Sus AV]
Creators:
  • Jésus Tecú OsorioRole: Creator
  • Jésus Tecú OsorioRole: Copyright holder
  • WITNESSRole: Copyright holder
Contributors:
  • Jésus Tecú OsorioRole: Videographer
Publishers:WITNESS
University of Texas Libraries
Date Created:1997/05/08 - 1997/05/29
Topics:armed conflict and persecution--genocide
armed conflict and persecution--mass killings
economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous populations
economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--ceremonies
advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--demonstrations
armed conflict and persecution--peacebuilding
Named Entitity:Maya Achi People
Languages:spa
acr
Geographic Focuses:North America--Guatemala--Departamento de Baja Verapaz--Municipio de Rabinal
Central America
Latin America
North America--Guatemala--Departamento de Baja Verapaz--Río Negro
North America--Guatemala--Departamento de Alta Verapaz--Pasmolon
North America--Guatemala--Departamento de Alta Verapaz--Panzos
Geographic Base:North America--Guatemala
Type of Resource:Moving image
Identifier:1189_B00622
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Duration:01:59:41