[Speaking event / Rabinal memorial ceremony / theatre works in Santa María Tzejá]

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  •  Footage date-stamped 21 June 1997 shows speakers and audience at panel or conference. Banner in front of stage reads "Resarcir o recompensar a las victimas de violaciones a los derechos humanos es deber del estado [Rewarding or compensating the victims of human rights violations is the duty of the state], Asociación para el Desarrollo Integral de las Víctimas de la Violencia en las Verapaces, Maya Achí (ADIVIMA)." 
  •  Footage date-stamped 22 June 1997 was shot in Rabinal, Guatemala, and depicts mourning rituals for those killed in the massacres in 1982. EXT low-angle of Rio Negro memorial cross with 'INRI' inscribed at top. Various shots people around memorial. Various shots of memorial inscribed with names of dead. Various shots of ritual fires burning, crowd of mourners around fire, including zoom in to little girl. Zoom in and out of fire with smoke billowing behind. 
  •  Footage also date-stamped 22 June 1997 documents an speaking event and theatre performance in Santa Maria Tzeja. A panel of speakers address audience. Actors perform a play about the 1982 massacre. Play ends, actors bow. Actors stand on stage and speak to audience. 
  •  Footage date-stamped 23 June 1997 documents another performance of the play in a different location.
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Title:[Speaking event / Rabinal memorial ceremony / theatre works in Santa María Tzejá]
Abstract:Footage of various events, including a conference or speakign event, a memorial ceremony, and a theatrical performance.
Sequence:1 of 1
  • Jésus Tecú OsorioRole: Creator
  • Jésus Tecú OsorioRole: Copyright holder
  • WITNESSRole: Copyright holder
  • Jésus Tecú OsorioRole: Videographer
University of Texas Libraries
Date Created:1997/06/21 - 1997/06/23
Topics:armed conflict and persecution--genocide
armed conflict and persecution--mass killings
economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous populations
advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--memorials and commemoration events
Named Entities:Maya Achi People
Association for the Integral Development of the Victims of Violence in the Verapaces, Maya Achí (ADIVIMA)
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
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