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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01853
Date : 08/2016
Country/Region : GUATEMALA
Title : Guatemala : a decent burial, a final goodbye = Guatemala : un lugar donde visitar a sus muertos
Duration : 00:02:18
Cameraman : VOLPE, Daniele
Editor : MENERA MARTINEZ, Margarita; TENA TORRES, Gerardo
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Production reference : 2016AV.0108
Description : Eulalia was just a child when she lost her parents and siblings. They were all executed during an attack on the village of Quiquil in 1982. Like Eulalia, many families in the village suffered the loss of loved ones as a result of the Internal Armed Conflict in Guatemala.
The wound remained open for a long time. It took 33 years before Eulalia and the other families were able to recover and bury the remains of their loved ones. A mourning that did not close and years of suffering caused multiple affectations in the families. In 2016, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) built niches to offer the victims a dignified burial.
Relatives and the community honoured and buried the remains of their deceased, including those who could not be identified. The certainty of knowing where their dead lie and having a place to visit them is a relief for the families, who can begin to close their mourning.
Original language : Spanish
English title : Guatemala : a decent burial, a final goodbye
Spanish title : Guatemala : un lugar donde visitar a sus muertos
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1280 x 720
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422