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#8 Granito: Every Memory Matters

From: Wendy Levy
Series: The Stream
Length: 05:00

Pamela Yate's documentary "Granito" is a sequel to "When the Mountains Tremble." The generals of the brutal military dictatorship in Guatemala that appear in " When the Mountains Tremble" are now being charged with genocide for their role in the deaths of 200,000 mostly Mayan peasants. Yates was asked to go back into all her outtakes from the previous film to be used as forensic evidence in the criminal case against the generals. An epic investigative story, the main characters sift for clues and documentation buried in film and print archives, unlocking the past to bring justice in present day Guatemala. At the Institute, the team developed "Every Memory Matters" for mobile phones that will be used in conjunction with the film to gather video testimonies from victims in Guatemala and members of the Guatemalan Diaspora in the U.S. The project will provide a template and best practices that can be replicated and distributed to human rights defenders in places that have suffered human rights atrocities but have a documentation deficit. "Every Memory Matters" will create "Memory Teams" with forensic anthropologists on the ground that will create audio/video recordings of survivor testimony, tag and index them for Web 3.0 search optimization, and upload them to a central database.

Memorylg_small Pamela Yate's documentary "Granito" is a sequel to "When the Mountains Tremble." The generals of the brutal military dictatorship in Guatemala that appear in " When the Mountains Tremble" are now being charged with genocide for their role in the deaths of 200,000 mostly Mayan peasants. Yates was asked to go back into all her outtakes from the previous film to be used as forensic evidence in the criminal case against the generals. An epic investigative story, the main characters sift for clues and documentation buried in film and print archives, unlocking the past to bring justice in present day Guatemala. At the Institute, the team developed "Every Memory Matters" for mobile phones that will be used in conjunction with the film to gather video testimonies from victims in Guatemala and members of the Guatemalan Diaspora in the U.S. The project will provide a template and best practices that can be replicated and distributed to human rights defenders in places that have suffered human rights atrocities but have a documentation deficit. "Every Memory Matters" will create "Memory Teams" with forensic anthropologists on the ground that will create audio/video recordings of survivor testimony, tag and index them for Web 3.0 search optimization, and upload them to a central database.

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