Join us for this film screening and discussion on November 8 at American University.
Washington College of Law
This program is presented by the Ferencz International Justice Initiative of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide.
Co-presenters are the War Crimes Research Office, American University Washington College of Law, and Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center, US Department of Homeland Security.
In 1982 during Guatemala’s brutal civil war, an elite group of soldiers invaded the village of Dos Erres and slaughtered more than 200 men, women, and children. Two small boys survived and were raised by two of the commandos involved in the massacre. The Dos Erres massacre was one of over 600 documented massacres committed during a genocidal campaign by the Guatemalan military. Finding Oscar is a documentary that tells the stories of victims and survivors and their tireless efforts to seek justice.
A panel discussion will follow the screening featuring:
Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst, National Security Archive
Jon Longo, Special Agent, US Department of Homeland Security
Fredy Peccerelli, Director, Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation
Susana SáCouto, Director, War Crimes Research Office, American University Washington College of Law
Anna Cave, Director, Ferencz International Justice Initiative, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Lisa Koven, Chief, Human Rights Law Section, Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center, US Department of Homeland Security
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at ushmm.org/events/oscar.
Photo: Aura Elena Farfán is the executive director of Famdegua, an organization of victims’ families. Photo by Michael Parry. Photo courtesy of FilmRise