[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. He talks about the farm land belonging to his Mayan ancestors that was flooded after the government built the dam. He talks about how the people who did not want to give up their land were targeted by the government. 
  •  There is another interview with a Maya Achi woman, who is speaking in Achi (not logged). Throughout the interviews, the camera pans to shots of the river and surrounding hills, the dam, and the utilities building. 
  •  The second part of this video is b-roll of the Pueblo Viejo-Quixal Hydroelectric Project and Chixoy Dam. There are various shots of the dam, the river, mountain roads, the tunnels carved through the mountains, and the utilities building. 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). There are also various shots of crosses and hand-painted memorials with lit candles. There is a cross with "La sangre de los inocentes hara justicia" written on it. 
  •  The fourth part of this video is an interview with Carlos Chen Osorio, a Rio Negro massacre survivor and activist. He is standing outside on a hill overlooking the Rio Negro. He talks about the Chixoy Dam and the 1982 massacre (not logged). Various high-angle ELS shots of the land and river. Then various shots of the water and the land from a motor boat carrying a group of people. 
  •  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). There are exterior shots of a wooden house, a cinderblock house, children outside. 
 
 
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Title:[Interviews with Maya Achi people / Pueblo Viejo-Quixal Hydroelectric Project and Chixoy Dam / interview with Carlos Chen Osorio]
Abstract: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).
Sequence:1 of 1
Alternative Title:[Imagines de la Poisa Chixo]
Creators:
  • Jésus Tecú OsorioRole: Creator
  • Jésus Tecú OsorioRole: Copyright holder
  • WITNESSRole: Copyright holder
  • Carlos Chen OsorioRole: Interviewee
Contributors:
  • Jésus Tecú OsorioRole: Videographer
Publishers:WITNESS
University of Texas Libraries
Topics:armed conflict and persecution--genocide
armed conflict and persecution--mass killings
laws, justice, and judicial proceedings
economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous populations
laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--land rights
armed conflict and persecution--displacement
Named Entities:Carlos Chen Osorio
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
Geographic Base:North America--Guatemala
Type of Resource:Moving image
Identifier:1154_B00599
Rights:
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Duration:02:02:47