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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02041-A
Date : 09/2017
Title : Gone but not forgotten : migrants, mothers and the missing
Duration : 01:19:34
Director : MOUCHET, Louis
Cameraman : MOUCHET, Louis
Editor : MOUCHET, Louis
Person appearing :
BERNARD, Vincent (Editor-in-Chief International Review of the Red Cross, ICRC)
WERNTZ, Mary (deputy director of operations, ICRC)
BARNES DE CARLOTTO, Estela (présidente, Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo)
BARAYBAR DO CARMO, Jose Pablo (coordinateur, CICR)
URIARTE CHAVARRI, Carla Constanza (psychologist, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Production reference : AV689A
Description : Every August we honour the International Day of the Disappeared, but what’s the story behind its origins? And how is it still relevant today?
After her daughter disappeared, Estela Carlotto joined the mothers of other Argentinean citizens who had vanished to begin a campaign to discover the fates of their children and grandchildren. Their gathering and march around the Plaza de Mayo inspired global efforts to search for missing people as well as the international annual remembrance of those who are still missing.
Forty years since the first gathering on the Plaza de Mayo, Ms. Carlotto, now the President of the Association of the Grandmothers of the Plaza del Mayo and eminent activist, will share her story. No life is too small or unimportant to defend, to dignify, to restore or to remember. Ms. Carlotto fought forgetfulness with her mere presence and this fight continues today.
Sadly, her experience is not unique. Right now thousands of people are searching for their missing relative while keeping their memories alive, through remembrance and direct action. We are unable to tell you how many people in the world are currently missing, but we do know it affects every country in the world. Added to this, migration is at an all-time high and the world is seeing the largest numbers of displaced people since 1945, but not everyone finishes the journeys they begin.
Although the world is changing, our responsibility towards missing people and their families remains the same. How can we best help responsible authorities meet the needs of those who go missing and their families? And how does this change, if it does, when the missing person is deceased?
We will also be joined by forensic expert José Pablo Baraybar do Carmo, who will discuss this in relation to the plight of missing migrants in Europe.
Carla Uriarte, a psychologist from the ICRC’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Unit, will conclude by speaking about the importance of remembrance and showing an excerpt from the video “Healing Hidden Wounds”.
Original language : English
English title : Gone but not forgotten : migrants, mothers and the missing
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1280 x 720
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422