[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. People play music and light candles from a bonfire. 
  •  Footage date-stamped 19 March 1998 shot at a daytime outdoor meeting in which a man explains to an assembled group how to report massacre.
     
  •  Next, an interview with WITNESS partner and massacre survivor Jesus Tecú Osorio. Footage is very dark. Osorio talks about his family, and how his parents were killed along with other people from his village in the Xococ massacre in 1982. The patrollers returned to village and forced him and others to the mountains, where many more were killed, including his brother. Jesus was one of the 18 children spared. After the massacre he went to live with a patroller for 3 years. Eventually, his sister was able to get him back. He states that he does not want vengeance, but justice. He talks about the exhumations and the monument to remember the women and children. 
  •  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. A group of people mark and excavate a piece of land with shovels and hoes. 
  •  Footage date-stamped 24 March 1998 shows Jesus Tecu Osorio and others in an office, meeting with an unidentified man.
     
 
 
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Title:[Funeral rites and interviews / interview with Jesús Tecú Osorio / beginning exhumation]
Abstract: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.
Sequence:1 of 1
Creators:
  • Jésus Tecú OsorioRole: Creator
  • Jésus Tecú OsorioRole: Copyright holder
  • WITNESSRole: Copyright holder
Contributors:
  • Jésus Tecú OsorioRole: Videographer
  • Jésus Tecú OsorioRole: Interviewee
Publishers:WITNESS
University of Texas Libraries
Date Created:1998/03/13 - 1998/03/24
Topics:armed conflict and persecution--genocide
armed conflict and persecution--mass killings
armed conflict and persecution--mass graves
economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous populations
advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--memorials and commemoration events
Named Entities:Civil Defense Patrols, Guatemala (PACs/Patrullas de Autodefensa Civil)
Maya Achi People
Languages:spa
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
Geographic Base:North America--Guatemala
Type of Resource:Moving image
Identifier:1104_B00567
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Duration:02:03:33