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November 08, 2017
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5:30 p.m.

American University
Washington College of Law | Claudio Grossman Hall
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Finding Oscar:
Film Screening and Discussion
Aura Elena Farfán is the executive director of Famdegua, an organization of victims’ families. <i>Photo by Michael Parry. Photo courtesy of FilmRise</i>
Aura Elena Farfán is the executive director of Famdegua, an organization of victims’ families. Photo by Michael Parry. Photo courtesy of FilmRise

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. Finding Oscar is a documentary that tells their stories and the efforts of human rights workers, forensic anthropologists, Guatemalan prosecutors, and US officials to seek justice for the victims of Dos Erres.

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

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Co-presented with:
War Crimes Research Office of American University Washington College of Law
Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Unit of the US Department of Homeland Security

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