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Jesus Tecu Osorio's Footage of Rabinal, Guatemala B-Roll

Non-interview, b-roll footage from the Jesus Tecu Osorio's Footage of Rabinal, Guatemala collection. Includes footage of memorial events, exhumations, legal proceedings, meetings, other events, and scenes from daily life.

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[Activities of the Rio Negro Foundation / March and ceremony for Rio Negro massacre victims] 1 of 5

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The first part of this video documents the work of the Fundacion Rio Negro to commemorate twenty year anniversary of the Rio Negro massacre. There is footage of an commemoration event that took place in Rabinal in March 2002. Inside a gymnasium, a woman leads a large group of young people happily chanting to drum music and marching in a circle. The young people then sit and watch as a few young men demonstrate how to walk on stilts. Other young people wearing trains of fabric to resemble caterpillars weave around the stilt-walkers. Cut to exterior shots of the young people, dressed in brightly colored costumes, parading down the street. Shots of market square as the parade passes through it. Cut to an outdoor stage where a crowd listens to various presentations, including a theatrical re-enactment of the Rio Negro massacre. A banner behind the stage reads "Ofrenda por la Vida y la Paz. Rabinal, B.V. Marzo 2002."

 
[Activities to commemorate the victims of the March 13, 1982 Rio Negro massacre]

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Footage of a small group of people standing in a hilly area with grass and trees. Footage of a ceremony by the descendants of the victims of the Rio Negro massacre.

 
[Agua Fria and Rio Negro / community meeting in Tempisque / Memorial for Rio Negro massacre / Religious procession] 1 of 2

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Footage date-stamped 5 March 1997 from a gathering of people in a wooden building.

 
[Arrival of remains in Rabinal and procession to Pacux for burial of victims of the Rio Negro massacre]

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Footage date-stamped 12 March 2002 of a march for victims of the Rio Negro massacre. Footage date-stamped 13 March 2002 of a large room in which exhumed clothes of victims are laid out on the floor.

 
[Buying a property / opening of the Community Museum of Rabinal] 1 of 2

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Footage date-stamped 7 February 1999 shows workers celebrating the new farm bought by the foundation that Jesús Tecú Osorio and others created in Guatemala.

 
[Civil Patrollers sentenced in Rio Negro case]

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Footage from the sentencing of former civil patrollers Carlos Chen, Pedro González, and Fermín Lajuj Xitumul for their participation in the Rio Negro massacres.

 
[Clip reel of raw footage / July 2002 Interview with Jesus Tecu Osorio] 1 of 2

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Clip reel of various raw footage shot by WITNESS partner Jesús Tecú Osorio. Includes footage from rallies against amnesty for perpetrators of mass killings in Rabinal, community memorials for victims of the massacres, and exhumations of remains from clandestine graves.

 
[Conclusion of exhumation at Vegas de Santo Domingo / Exhumation at INEBE school yard and INEBE well]

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Footage from the conclusion of the exhumation in Vegas de Santo Domingo, and from the exhumations at the Instituto Nacional de Educación Básica (INEBE), a secondary school in Rabinal on the site of a former military base.

 
[Defendants' statements in the Rio Negro case]

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Footage from a court appearance by Carlos Chen, Pedro Gonzalez and Fernin Lajuj, three men who were accused of killing the parents and family of Jesús Tecú Osorio.

 
[Exhumation at Pichec / Jesus Tecu Osorio speaking / burial ceremony / inspection of clandestine gravesites at Piedra Cal and other locales]

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Footage from exhumation conducted by the Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala (FAFG), possibly in Pichec, Rabinal, Baja Verapaz.

 
[Exhumation at Vegas de Santo Domingo]

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Footage from an exhumation conducted by Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala (FAFG) at Vegas de Santo Domingo, Rabinal, Baja Verapaz.

 
[Exhumation at two sites at the Instituto Nacional de Educación Básica Experimental (INEBE) in Rabinal]

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Footage from two exhumations at a secondary school, the Instituto Nacional de Educación Básica Experimental (INEBE) in Rabinal, the site of a former military base. Video cuts back and forth between shots from the two sites, one inside a well and one in the middle of a school yard. Various high-angle shots of people digging inside a deep well and in the school yard. Various shots of anthropologists digging and draining water from site with sponges. Various shots of school children and others watching exhumation. CU unearthed clothing, skulls, and other remains with numbered markers. Chalkboard at one site with marked remains reads "INEBE, Rabinal B.V., FAFG-213-II-7, 13/08/02. CU anthropologist cutting through clothing and brushing dirt off a skeleton. Various high-angle shots inside deep well, supplies being lifted out of well, anthropologist climbing out of well. Various shots anthropologists carefully remiving bones, examining them and placing in marked paper bags. MS of two women in traditional clothing kneeling over the side of the pit observing the exhumation. MS woman lighting candles and arranging a small altar with flowers at the side of the pit. CU anthropologist sketching the site on graph paper. CU anthropologists' equipment. Another chalkboard inside a pit reads "INEBE, Rabinal, B.V., FAFG-2130II-1, 14/08/02."

 
[Exhumations in Rabinal, Guatemala part 1]

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Footage of an exhumation of the massacre site in Rabinal, Guatemala. Footage includes many CUs of exhumation and memorial ceremonies with Maya Achi people around the exhumation site.

 
[Exhumations of men from Rio Negro massacred in the village of Xococ]

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Footage date-stamped 3 September 2001 and 4 September 2001 from a community gathering in Xococ to commemorate those who were killed on February 13, 1982. Also contains footage from an exhumation site.

 
[Footage selections from two gatherings of former civil patrollers of Rabinal and interview with Juan Reyes]

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Selections of footage from the first two gatherings of former civil patrollers in Rabinal in July 2002, and from an interview with Juan Reyes, the president of the committee of former civil patrollers in Rabinal.

 
[Funeral rites and interviews / interview with Jesús Tecú Osorio / beginning exhumation]

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Footage date-stamped 13 March 1998 shot at a nighttime memorial commemorating the Rio Negro massacre at the massacre site, Cumbre Pacoxom. Next, an interview with WITNESS partner and massacre survivor Jesus Tecú Osorio. Footage date-stamped 23 March 1998 shows another memorial with mourners. The ceremony involves the slaughter and burning of a chicken. Footage also date-stamped 23 March 1998 shows people at a site called Sarachl, and the preparation for an exhumation. Footage date-stamped 24 March 1998 shows Jesus Tecu Osorio and others in an office, meeting with an unidentified man.

 
[Interviews with Maya Achi people / Pueblo Viejo-Quixal Hydroelectric Project and Chixoy Dam / interview with Carlos Chen Osorio]

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The first part of this video was shot on the bank of the Rio Negro near the Chixoy Dam. There is an interview with a man from Rio Negro who now lives in Rabinal. There is another interview with a Maya Achi woman, who is speaking in Achi (not logged). The second part of this video is b-roll of the Pueblo Viejo-Quixal Hydroelectric Project and Chixoy Dam. The third part of this video takes place at a memorial site in a wooded area. There is another interview with the man in the first part of the video (not logged). The fourth part of this video is an interview with Carlos Chen Osorio, a Rio Negro massacre survivor and activist. The fifth part of the video shows black and white photos of the Rio Negro from a book, while two men talk about Rio Negro and the Maya Achi people (not logged). The final part of this video is an interview with a man standing in front of house talking about the housing for the relocated Rio Negro people (not logged).

 
[Jesús Tecú Osorio book launch in Guatemala City]

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Footage from the book launch of "Memoria de las Masacres de Río Negro" by Jesús Tecú Osorio, held in the auditorium of the office of the Procurador Fiscal in Guatemala City. Includes shots of speakers, including Jesús Tecú Osorio, addressing the audience in Spanish and Achí; musical performances; and a theatrical reenactment of the Río Negro massacre by a group of young people. Near the end of the event, Jesús Tecú Osorio presents two copies of the book to a man.

 
[Las Flores farm / testimonies for the creation of museum to commemorate the killings in Rabinal]

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Footage date-stamped 17 September 1997 shows a farm called "Las Flores." Footage date-stamped 23 September 1997 shows a meeting between an anthropologist working in Rabinal, some of the relatives of the victims, representatives of other organizations, and community leaders.

 
[Lawyer defends civil patrollers accused in Rio Negro massacre] 1 of 2

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Footage from a public hearing in a courtroom. A lawyer gives a speech defending Carlos Chen, Pedro González Gómez and Fermín Lajuj Xitumul, three patrollers accused of killing two women whose bodies were exhumed from the site of the Rio Negro massacre. The lawyer argues that there is insufficient evidence to corroborate the survivors' testimonies. He argues that the verdict should not rely upon the testimonies of individuals who claim to have witnessed the massacre seventeen years earlier. Tape cuts abruptly to a different setting. There are interviews with two men who witnessed the 1982 massacres. Tape then cuts back to courtroom. The lawyer for the prosecution speaks (not logged).