Guatemala: "An attempt to decimate the future," Ixil testimony at genocide trial

Skylight Pictures, the team behind "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator," and "When the Mountains Tremble," have been here in Guatemala observing and documenting the historic genocide trial against former dictator General Jose Efraín Rios Montt.

Here is Episode #10 of their ongoing series of web updates from the trial, "An Attempt to Decimate the Future." In this episode, a Maya Ixil woman testifies before the court about sexual violence she survived. In the audience, women cover their heads in solidarity. The woman displaying this incredible act of courage was one of 98 Ixil survivors, men and women, who testified as criminal witnesses in the trial. Proceedings are due to resume tomorrow after several weeks of legal wrangling between lawyers for the defense and various Guatemalan courts.

View more of Skylight's "Dictator in the Dock" series here.

Below, two additional recent episodes from the series.

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3 Responses to “Guatemala: "An attempt to decimate the future," Ixil testimony at genocide trial”

  1. Edward says:

    And the American Government was paying all the bills back when this was going on. 

  2. Aaron Silva says:

    CIA CIA CIA…!!! yeah! what a nice work!… one could not feel more proud!

  3. headcode says:

    Thank you again, Xeni.  I watched the videos.  I could not be more pleased with the judge, who refuses to be pushed around.   Again, though, I wonder if the outcome is a guilty verdict what will that mean for Perez Molina?  He is on record explicitly stating how he was killing, killing, killing.

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