The first section, entitled "Primera convocatoria de las Patrullas de Autodefensa Civil, Rabinal" includes footage date-stamped 14 July 2002. A panel of men
take turns addressing a large group of former civil patrollers in a gymnasium. Some men in the audience also stand and speak. During this meeting, the group elects a Board of Directors.
The second section, entitled "Segunda convocatoria de las Patrullas de Audofensa [sic] Civil, Rabinal, Baja Verapaz" includes footage from the second
gathering of civil patrollers in Rabinal, held outdoors on 21 July 2002. Members of the Board of Directors call on the former patrollers to participate in petitioning the government for
financial compensation. There are also brief interviews with some of the people in attendance.
The final section of this video, entitled "Entrevista al Sr. Juan Reyes, Presidente del Comité de las Patrullas de Autodefensa Civil," includes footage
date-stamped 15 July 2002. Juan Reyes is interviewed in Spanish [not logged or translated].
[Footage selections from two gatherings of former civil patrollers of Rabinal and interview with Juan Reyes]
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.
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Jésus Tecú OsorioRole: Creator
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Juan ReyesRole: Interviewee
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2002/07/14 - 2002/07/21
armed conflict and persecution--mass killings
armed conflict and persecution--paramilitaries
advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community organizing
economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous populations
Civil Defense Patrols, Guatemala (PACs/Patrullas de Autodefensa Civil)
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North America--Guatemala--Departamento de Baja Verapaz--Municipio de Rabinal
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