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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01303-A
Date : 01/2015
Title : Chile : ICRC stores DNA in search for missing persons
Duration : 00:04:08
Cameraman : various
Editor : CACHIN, Fabien
Person appearing :
BLONDEL, Jean-Luc (archiviste responsable, CICR)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
CATTA PRETA, Andrea Bustos; THAKKAR, Neha
Production reference : AV244A
Description : Alicia and Lorena are looking for answers. Some of their family went missing in Chile between 1973 and 1990 under the military regime. They are just two of the many people still struggling to find out what happened to relatives. As they search for truth and justice, they've given blood samples to help trace their missing relatives. The inclusion of DNA analyses in forensic practice means that their blood samples might help to find out what has happened to some of the disappeared. The Chilean authorities and the families of the disappeared asked four organizations, including the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to safeguard the DNA samples on their behalf. Thanks to these DNA samples, people like Alicia and Lorena will hopefully one day find the answers they have been seeing for nearly 30 years.

With :
LIRA MATUS, Alicia : president of the association of families of executed political prisoners
PIZARRO SIERRA, Lorena : president of the association of families of missing prisoners
BUSTOS STREETER, Patricio : national director of forensic medicine
Original language : International soundtrack; English; Spanish
Other language : French; Chinese; Portuguese
French title : Chili : le CICR conserve des échantillons de l’ADN de personnes disparues
English title : Chile : ICRC stores DNA in search for missing persons
Spanish title : Chile : el CICR custodia muestras de ADN de personas desaparecidas
Title in other language : Chile : CICV guarda amostras de DNA de familiares de pessoas desaparecidas
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : ProRes 422
Best material/format available : ProRes 422